Just because something is constitutional, don’t expect every American to think it’s a great idea. Burning the American flag is a case in point.
In New York’s Central Park, protesters held a flag burning ceremony. However, some onlookers exercised their own right to free expression by confronting the flag burners — and those onlookers weren’t just anybody. The flag burners got more than they bargained for.
Right Wing News has the story…
[A] group of masked renegades start by burning a confederate flag in New York City’s Central Park. A group of spectators watch on and cheer.
But then at the 44-second mark, someone throws an American flag into the flames. People gasp and one man is brave enough to stand up to the punks and save the flag from the fire.
He takes it from the fire and stomps out the burning edges. The punks don’t like it because they want to watch America burn. But they rethink their tune when a group of bikers show up and scare the cowardly flag burners half to death.
The punks run away as soon as the group of masked bikers show up.
“Anarchist scum,” the bikers shout as they follow the punks. “Get out here!”
A group of reporters with cameras follow the action and a collation forms against the flag burning cowards.
When they finally catch up to the flag burner, he says how he doesn’t like America.
The flag burner tells the bikers, “I don’t love this country,” adding, “I’m from Vietnam; we don’t exactly go along with y’all.”
This raises the obvious question: Why does he still live in America, then?
Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should. Especially if you’re going to run away when confronted after the fact.