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Is Walking On The American Flag A Right?

In Articles, Bill of RIghts, Constitution, Education, Liberalism, Politics, Rants by Staff Writer0 Comments

The United States Flag seems to have become a central theme in protests and patriotism lately. Flag desecration has been a long standing form of protest against the United States as a whole or in protest of specific grievances or policies. Though States and even the federal government have attempted to pass legislation to protect the flag, The Supreme Court has ruled TWICE that flag desecration is protected free speech, symbolic speech to be exact. Since Michelle Manhart “rescued” a flag from desecration (being walked on) at Valdosta State University, America has become fixated on the flag, both as a means of protest or getting attention and as a symbol of pride and patriotism.

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Baltimore Riots 2015 & Black Lives Matter

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Clockwise from top left: Tears swell in the eyes of a Baltimore police officer Sunday in Baltimore; a peaceful conversation between Baltimore law enforcement and citizens; a woman holds up a peace sign during a rally; a woman sheds a tear as family and friends speak at a “Justice for Freddy” rally. (All photos by Devin Allen)

Baltimore has dominated the news over the past few days and the subtext of the entire ordeal is race or more specifically African-Americans vs. the police. To put this in perspective it is necessary to take a look at the racial make-up of Baltimore, its citizens, its police and its governmental leadership.