Donald Trump has a fundamental misunderstanding of how the first amendment works

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Perhaps he should be in jail for abuse of authority and taking bribes while in a position of power?

via www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/11/29/president-elect-donald-trump-flag-burners-lose-citizenship-fined/ and as they suggest, we know Trump uses tweet like this to cover up other much more unfortunate events, so what could he be covering for this time?

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    14 Responses to Donald Trump has a fundamental misunderstanding of how the first amendment works

    1. This issue has already been settled, at least twice in fact. Now personally, I’m not cool with it, but I’m also not cool with white supremacist spouting their bullshit either. Both however are, and should remain, legal forms of speech under the 1st Amendment.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_v._Johnson

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Eichman

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    2. We have a 1st Amendment right to burn the flag. Is it a dick thing to do? You bet it is. But, we have the right to do so. Drumpf has not read the Constitution. He does not understand the law. Drumpf is the least qualified person to be President in the history of the United States of America.

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    3. Fire is considered by the Flag Code to be the preferred method of destroying a flag that’s so worn out that flying it is disrespectful to the values for which it stands.

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    4. Hmmm. Maybe his advisors are catching him up on the Civic’s classes he missed on the way up the ladder to success? Good plan. Become President & learn about Government for free.

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    5. It’s a good thing that the president doesn’t actually get to make laws… though he probably doesn’t know that yet.

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    6. Hook, line, sinker. 5D chess.

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      • Nope, against that too. And your graphic is misleading.

        The actual summary of the bill located here:
        www.congress.gov/bill/109th-congress/senate-bill/1911

        “Flag Protection Act of 2005 – Amends the federal criminal code to revise provisions regarding desecration of the flag to prohibit: (1) destroying or damaging a U.S. flag with the primary purpose and intent to incite or produce imminent violence or a breach of the peace; (2) intentionally threatening or intimidating any person, or group of persons, by burning a U.S. flag; or (3) stealing or knowingly converting the use of a U.S. flag belonging to the United States, or belonging to another person on U.S. lands, and intentionally destroying or damaging that flag.”

        Huh, if a lawyer were to read that I’m pretty sure flag burning is still legal in some cases. Your cute graphic doesn’t mention that.

        It also doesn’t mention that this bill apparently didn’t even make it out of committee. A lot of bullshit terrible bills don’t make it out of committee.

        Not very good at 5D chess. Next time read the actual summary.

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