It's revival time for this grand perennial political theater, as the Senate prepares to vote on a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration.
Yes, this is silly, and I don't think I even need to explain why. But remember, the more time Congress spends on this kind of grand nonsense, the less opportunity they have to wreak actual mischief. Besides, we should be thankful it's not a "Koranic desecration" amendment being considered.
UPDATE: Hat tip goes to Fred. (Actually, I read about this first on Democratic Underground, but I'd much rather give the credit to you anyway.)
BTW, here's my favorite paragraph from the USAToday article (emphasis mine):
Scenes of foreigners burning American flags may be common on TV, but such desecration is rare in this country. The Citizens Flag Alliance, an advocacy group that supports a constitutional amendment, reports a decline in flag desecration incidents, with only one this year.
Yeah. Sounds like a real pressing issue to me.