The man just has a way of trolling the hell out of his enemies…
President Trump has managed to infuriate America hating leftists once again over his vocal support for a constitutional amendment that would ban the burning of the flag.
In a tweet timed to observe Flag Day, the leader of the free world acknowledged that he was “all in” on an effort by two Republican Senators to introduce a proposal banning such desecration which he referred to as a “no brainer” and not likely to go over well with a large chunk of the Democratic party base that view the flag as an evil symbol of white supremacism and racial oppression.
All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019
The president’s response was to Sens Steve Daines of Montana and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota along with Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas who took to Twitter to show their patriotism and respect for Old Glory.
A flag worth dying for is a flag worth protecting. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/4NjedOSjDK
— Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) June 14, 2019
The American Flag is a symbol of freedom – and it should always be protected. 🇺🇸
— Steve Daines (@SteveDaines) June 14, 2019
Via Stars and Stripes, “‘No brainer’: Trump tweets support for amendment banning flag burning”:
President Donald Trump is “all in” for a constitutional amendment banning desecration of the American flag, he said in an early morning tweet Saturday, backing such an effort by two Republican senators.
To commemorate Flag Day – which also happens to be Trump’s birthday – Sens. Steve Daines of Montana and Kevin Cramer of North Dakota introduced the amendment on Friday.
“All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!” Trump tweeted.
This isn’t a new position for the president, who a few weeks after the 2016 election tweeted: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”
The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag burning was protected by the First Amendment after a protester was convicted of burning an American flag outside the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas. The following year, the nation’s highest court reaffirmed its ruling when it struck down legislation passed by Congress to make flag burning illegal.
“If it were up to me, I would put in jail every sandal-wearing, scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag. But I am not king,” said Justice Antonin Scalia at an event in Philadelphia in 2015. The late justice, an idol of conservatives, cast the deciding vote in determining it was constitutionally-protected speech to burn the flag.
While the SCOTUS has ruled that burning the flag is protected free speech, it continues to be seen as offensive and disrespectful to all of those who sacrificed their lives in America’s wars and any real push for a constitutional amendment would be met with mass demonstrations of the same anti-Trump hate mobs who have gathered in the streets regularly since Hillary gagged away the 2016 election.
The left along with their media enablers have created the false narrative that patriotism is the equivalent of racism and many of the militant socialist elements of the Democrat base have taken to flag desecration and flag burning as a gesture of hatred toward their own country and the duly elected president who they refuse to accept.
Flag burnings are commonplace at rallies for Antifa – the black-clad thugs who serve as the Democrat paramilitary arm – and last summer, Maxine Waters supporters burned a flag in front of her office following her infamous call for Trump administration officials to be attacked in public places.
BREAKING: Amazing flag-burning footage from Hamas in Gaza—er, Maxine Waters’ supporters in Los Angeles. Hard to tell the difference sometimes, I know. https://t.co/fyeCYjyZQq
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) July 20, 2018
There is little chance that Congress would even consider taking up such a push for an amendment banning flag desecration which would be explosive in an election year.