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Flag Burning A Crime Against America Flag burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue with people Many people believe that the American flag stands for something important and shouldnt be destroyed in that manner Others believe that flag burning is a statement that one should be able to make without major repercussions Both sides have valid opinions and both sides state their case well Although I am neither nor or against the burning of the flag I believe the right should not be taken away I believe that if a group of people have valid reasons and a valid point to make by obliterating a flag in such a way they should have the right to do it The people who are against flag burning seem to generally be those who have served this country through war and through other such ways They are older people who believe that this country is quite wonderful if not almost perfect They have a strong sense of patriotism to this country and would die for what it stands for liberty and freedom They could compare it to the burning of crosses in front of a church or to the way the Nazis turned a very beautiful symbol into a racial and religious hate badge for murderers Disrespect for tradition is what it boils down to From a young age we are conditioned to blindly respect that flag hanging from a pole and to pledge out allegiance to it without even knowing what it truly is It has been tradition for at least three generations People who have been prisoners of war or people who fought for this country have a reason to respect it so much The have fought long and hard for what we have and respect it Some of our generation doesnt realize how lucky we have it A child of this
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