Why We Need the Flag Burning Amendment

I believe that our flag should be afforded our utmost respect and protection.  That's why I am a cosponsor of a measure that would amend the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to prohibit the act of flag desecration.  In fact, I have cosponsored similar amendments in every Congress since I came to the Senate in 1995.  The House of Representatives has passed their version of this amendment in every Congress since 1995 by the necessary two-thirds majority.  The issue, therefore, lies in the hands of the Senate.  We must do what we can to protect this symbol of our nation.

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