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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Trump's Egregious Stupidity

via Huffington Post:

It would be nice if the incoming preznit knew something about the U.S. Constitution and our laws.

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed violating the U.S. Constitution and a landmark Supreme Court case when he said there should be “consequences” for people who burn the American flag.

Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!
Burning the flag is completely legal in the U.S. As the Supreme Court ruled in 1989’s Texas v. Johnson, it’s protected as free speech under the First Amendment.
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who Trump often praises, joined the majority opinion in that case. 
So the guy whom millions of duped Americans chose to lead the country knows nothing about First Amendment rights and is now proposing punishment and even exile for Americans who exercise their Constitutionally guaranteed rights. 

 This is the talk of a dangerous dictator, not a U.S. president. All patriots must resist him.


Jerry Critter said...

It is no surprise that Trump is not aware that flag burning is lawful. Oh well, I guess it is just the result of spending his life trying to skirt the law instead of trying to follow the law.

BB-Idaho said...

The Tweeter In Chief worries about flag burning. Apparently so much so that he can't be bothered with a daily intelligence briefing: we can only hope someone has
hidden the nuclear codes. We live in interesting times.

Jerry Critter said...

The fact that Trump is not getting daily national intelligence briefings shows either the total lack of interest in national security by Trump, or a very strong interest in national security by the intelligence community.