President Trump Says he Wants to Punish Flag Burners with a Year in Prison


During his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, President Trump asked two Republican Senators in attendance to draft legislation criminalizing flag burning.

Trump blasted "left-wing anarchists" for tearing down statues of historical figures like Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus and said that while he is "a big believer in freedom of speech" he called flag burning "a desecration",

He said:

"We ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American flag you go to jail for one year."

However in 1989, the US Supreme Court, ruled that burning an American flag is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment.

A year later in a separate decision,


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