Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Freedom More Sacred Than American Flag.(Editorial Page)

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Once again, members of the House are trying to circumvent the very freedom symbolized by the American flag by trying to constitutionally protect the red-white-and-blue.

"That flag unites Americans as no symbol can," Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., said after the measure was introduced in the House this past week. "If the American flag is not sacred, what in the world is?"

The answer to that question is: freedom. More sacred than the American flag is the freedom it symbolizes.

The freedom to voice dissent and question authority even to the point of burning the flag is among the most powerful of our nation's constitutionally guaranteed rights. …

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