that is the topic this week at work. It happened innocently enough, a friend of mine made a comment on my FB account bitching about Orrin Hatch (because why wouldn’t you???) and he was talking about how ridiculous it was that he introduced a bill to make flag burning illegal. A GREAT friend of mine saw this post and made it really clear that he didn’t support flag burning. I hadn’t really thought about it before, honestly, but come to find out there isn’t a lot of grey on this issue. Most people who have served in any branch of the military seem the most vocal about not burning the flag.
Well I took this subject and gave it to two people I know would have their own opinions without much tainting by others. . my kids. Considering they are 8 and 9 and I allow them their opinions without judgment. This is Wyatt’s summation:
“why would anyone burn the flag mom? I mean, it’s a symbol of freedom. Mom, if I saw someone burning the flag I would do everything in my power to stop them.”
Wow, what a solid kid in his feelings about the flag. Funny, cause we don’t really talk about the flag, well beyond the fact that it resembles America.
“well, I think that we live in America so we should be able to burn the flag. Burning the flag shouldn’t be illegal, that wouldn’t make it America. And not only that, what if a transient was cold and all he had was a flag. It would be ok for him to burn it and keep him warm.”
Alright Cheyenne!! I love the logic!
I think they summed it up, not sure if my opinion would even matter at this point, I’m just proud that they both have a opinion with a rationale. For kids that young I’m just proud that they have conviction and they will stick by it no matter what!
BTW. . I know I don’t have a huge following, but drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts about flag burning. I believe that it should be legal, I’m gonna have to go with Chey on this one 🙂