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By Ryan – 1st Amendment is too complicated!

I found an article about a man who has been flying an American flag upside down, at his residence in Wisconsin. He has been doing this because he is likely to file bankruptcy because his village will not grant his restaurant a liquor licence after he has spent $200,000 renovating the place.

1st amendmentOn the 4th of July, this year, police took the flag down because it was upsetting some of the townspeople. The village president said, “If he wants to protest, let him protest but find a different way to do it.”

To me that seems like a violation of the 1st amendment of the U.S. Constitution (freedom of speech). Someone once told me that when we stop hearing what we don’t want to hear then we have some serious problems. In a nation built on protest and revolution, I think flying an American flag upside down on America’s birthday is one of the most American things to do.

Here’s a link to the article

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3 Comments»

  Salvador – Orihuela, Spain wrote @

In Spain there happens worst things.

  Ryan – Glenview, US wrote @

That’s the point. He was peacefully protesting and the police made a big deal about it. He wasn’t burning down buldings or killing people, he just flew a flag upside down to make a point. That is not a crime.

  Veena – Chicago, US wrote @

That really surprises me… Even flag burning is legal in America, and just flying a flag upside down is much tamer than that. That guy should have held his ground.


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