Hot Air » Blog Archive » Flag-burning vote coming tonight (Amendment fails by ONE vote):
Mitch McConnell: "Flag burning is an abominable act. We’re lucky to live in a country where the overwhelming majority of people not only reject it, but honor the American flag and the freedoms it stands for. These freedoms are America’s source of strength.
America stood strong to defeat fascism and communism. After a vicious sneak attack on September 11, 2001, we fought back stronger than ever against terrorism. Surely we are strong enough to withstand a few degenerate attention-seekers.
Ultimately, people like that pose little harm to our country. But tinkering with our First Amendment might."