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Clinton Won't Protect Our Flag
Last week, John Spencer met with members of the American Legion from throughout New York State at its state convention in Rochester. The topic on the tip of many people's tongues was the flag amendment.
John Spencer fully believes the flag must be protected with a Constitutional Amendment.
You can count on John Spencer holding Hillary Clinton accountable on her disrespect of the American flag.
It's not going to work in New York either.
Spencer is activating his activating his campaign to put together more media ads going after Senator Clinton on her vote.
John will need your support, financially and through word of mouth. Also, don't hesitate to comment on The Spencer Blog. We want to hear from you.
The Kansas City Star reported that the proposal would have given Congress the power to ban the desecration of the flag.
U.S. Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist from Tennessee lamented the bill's defeat by one vote.
One vote. Hillary's vote. Senator Clinton should be held directly responsible for this fiasco.
Democrats like U.S. Senator Evan Bayh from Indiana supported a Constitutional Amendment.
Among possible presidential contenders in 2008, six voted yes: Democrat Bayh and Republicans George Allen of Virginia, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Frist, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, and John McCain of Arizona. Five, all Democrats, voted no: Joseph Biden of Delaware, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, John Kerry of Massachusetts and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Of course, Hillary Clinton voted against the flag amendment. She's pandered on this issue so many way that she has forgotten why it is important. Liberal courts are carving up our Constitution and this is as much about preserving the work of the Founders as protecting our flag.
A year after announcing support for a ban on flag burning, one she has called "despicable," Senator Clinton voted it down.
What changed? Nothing. Clinton is obsessed with 2008 politics and has never cared about New York.
An Iowa poll showed John Edwards beating her, so Senator Clinton rushes to the left to secure her liberal base. It's sad that New York's junior Senator would callously oppose flag protection to appeal to a radical left fringe, when so many Americans have died defending it
Now Clinton wants to posture again that she is for legislation protecting the flag.
As if burning flags are not always offensive to Americans?
However, Cohen's liberal take on flag burning is something I feel perverts the initial intent of the First Amendment.
And the flag is not sacred?
You're going to tell veterans of foreign wars that the flag is not sacred?
You can't take the flag for granted.
Senator Clinton pretended to rebrand herself as a red state friendly DLC Democrat with her decision to sign on as a co-sponsor of the Flag Protection Act.
No one is fooled. Her postures are intellectually dishonest and fail to address the inherent reasons why we must protect our precious flag.
John Spencer understands what's at stake here.
Please comment on The Spencer Blog on how you feel about our flag. We can make an impact nationally and throughout the mainstream media by sending that kind of message out across the Internet.
It's not that America is overrun with people burning flags but they're at the gate. Also, there are important principles here that we can't sway on. It becomes a slippery slope. We're up against revisionists and judicial socialists who have little regard for the value of our flag. They would rather protect the flag burners.
That's discrimination against all of us who love our flag.
The ACLU types would sacrifice our flag for their right to yell "fire" in a crowded theater, causing
disrespect and disorder throughout our society.
This is Senator Hillary Clinton's crowd.
The American Legion isn't fooled.
Senator Clinton's vote for the flag amendment has been described by veterans as a "ploy" to curry favor with the right, according to Newsmax.com.
Senator Clinton can't stop flip-flopping on the flag:
She is an ACLU loving liberal who would like to pick apart America's patriotic roots, tradition by tradition. That's the way counter culture types work, dragging down Western Civilization by removing our valuable traditions and beliefs. She's fooling no one, pandering to be everyone for everybody, and hiding her true beliefs.
The New York Times is wrong when they say there is no "urgent need" to protect the flag. There is a need for a Constitutional Amendment. There is a need for laws that mean something. We don't need a bill put up for a vote as a way of generating a press release. That is dishonest Clinton triangulation. She has never shown any true consideration for the American flag -- and she never will. All Hillary Clinton wants to do is tear down the principles our flag stands for.
She would get her statute supposedly protecting the flag and then one of her judicial appointments would reverse that law.
That's why we need a Constitutional Amendment -- and Spencer's own viewpoint is supported my the mainstream media's own legal eagles.
Peggy Noonan, who John would usually agree with, claimed in the Wall Street Journal that all this fuss over the flag is posturing.
Though you mean well, Ms. Noonan, please be assured that John Spencer is not posturing.
Protecting the Constitution of the United States from revisionists like Senator Clinton is common sense.