Trump Says: Flag Burning Should Be A Crime
Trump Says: Flag Burning Should Be A Crime.President-elect Donald Trump posted a tweet early Tuesday morning. suggesting that people who burn the American flag should pay for their lack of patriotism.
“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do. there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” he wrote.
The motivation for this unexpected tweet remained unknown. though some speculated that it may have been inspired by what occurred at Hampshire College in Massachusetts earlier in the month. As reported by Fox News. the college opted to stop flying all flags on campus after anti-Trump protesters burned an American flag. following the president-elect’s 2016 election victory.
Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
Either way, the liberal media found Trump’s idea appalling. as it only served to verify their claims that he possessed an authoritarian nature.
“Trump’s flag-burning tweet is a frightening moment not because his proposal stands any chance of enactment. but because it reflects one of the one of the few signs that his dangerous and authoritarian politics is calculated, and not merely crazy.” wrote one apparently nervous New York magazine contributor.
Never mind the fact that failed 2016 presidential nominee HIllary Clinton proposed something awfully similar.
According to NBC News reporter Frank Thorp V, in 2015 then-Sen. Hillary Clinton introduced a bill that would outlaw the burning of the American flag.
“Any person who shall intentionally threaten or intimidate any person or group of persons by burning, or causing to be burned. a flag of the United States shall be fined not more than $100,000. imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both,” the bill read.
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