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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Take the Flag Test

Two Flags. Two ways of honoring what the flags stand for. Suppose the men in each photo decide to torch the flag they're raising. Call one "Flag A" and the other "Flag B." Setting fire to Flag A is an act of "constitutionally protected free speech." Burning Flag B is a "hate crime" punishable by fine or jail or both. Test: Which flag is which? Make your best case for why.