Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The First-Amendment Desecration Act: Breaking It Down

Yesterday's vote...well, gosh, it makes me remember why...excuse me if I get a little sentimental here...but why I do not completely loathe the Democratic party. Once again they prove that they suck noticeably less than the Republicans. Gosh, it's all so inspiring...

Most Republicans voted in favor of making us into a postmodernist symbolocracy, wereas most Democrats voted against it. But a fair number of the latter and a smattering of the former failed to vote with their party:

Republicans who voted against desecrating the First Amendment:
Robert Bennett, Lincoln Chafee, Mitch McConnell

These guys deserve a note of support at the very least, methinks.

Democrats who voted in favor of desecrating the First Amendment:
Max Baucus, Evan Bayh, Mark Dayton, Dianne Feinstein, Tim Johnson, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Robert Menendez, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Harry Reid, Jay Rockefeller, Kenneth Salazar, Debbie Stabenow

These guys deserve endless grief.

Oh, and big ups to Jim Jeffords, who shows once again that he never really belonged in the GOP.


Blogger Carmen Sutra said...

I'm so mad at Dianne Feinstein, I can't see straight. Not only did she support the amendment but she's offering up sophistry to be quoted in the Washington Post. She's being suffering a lot lately from Creeping Bush Syndrome. I think it's time to send her back to the minors.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Van Dyke said...

Why don't we ban burning flags because it contributes to global warming? Then everybody will be happy.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Big Ben said...

Once again, Bill Hicks summed up everything important about this issue more than a decade ago:
I personally do not believe in burning the flag. It's a personal belief, but I'll tell you something, I think people are overreacting, oh, just a little bit. "Hey buddy, my daddy died for that flag." Well, I bought mine. Sorry. You know they sell them at K-Mart for three bucks, you're in, you're out, brand new flag, no violence was necessary. "Hey buddy, my daddy died in the Korean war for that flag." What a coincidence - my flag was made in Korea!
No-one, and I repeat NO-ONE has ever died for a flag. A flag is a piece of cloth. They might have died for freedom, which, by the way, is the freedom to....burn the fucking flag, you see??

It's disapointing that the debate didn't end with that, but the jingoists keep finding a way to bring it up again. Doubly disappointing that some Dems went along with it.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

That Hicks stuff is freaking priceless, BB.

8:43 PM  

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