Changing Our Constitution to Protect the American Flag

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Sean Matthews
Professor Murray
English 137
December 3, 2014

Changing Our Constitution to Protect the America Flag
America is known for being the land of the free and the home of the brave. Numerous of Americans have lost their lives trying to keep our rights the same for years to come. It is my belief that the flag should not be protected under a constitutional amendment as it could take away your freedom of speech, as the flag is only a symbolic representation of America and making a big change in the constitutional amendments may not be accepted by many Americans.
We are protected by constitution, and the First Amendment States “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”(The Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution). To me that states that as long as you express your feelings toward the flag or any other symbolic protest is done in a peaceful manner, under the constitution you have the right to do so. As we are currently seeing right now around the county with the multiple protest that our nation are demonstrating daily against the decision of the Ferguson police officer, many have been peaceful and in order, on the other hand many have been completely out of line and for that arrest have been made for breaking the law of the constitution . If the constitution is change to take away the right to demonstrate either by burning a symbolic representation of America or simply speaking out about how they feel about this country, then many more people would have been jailed during this unfortunate event our country is currently experiencing as they are only expressing their first amendment right.
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