Friday, April 28, 2006

Poliical Opinion

I just sent a political e-mail to Senator Bill Frist in which I expressed my opposition to his Flag Protection Ammendment.  I said...

I am a Purple-Heart veteran of WWII, and I oppose the proposed constituional ammendment to permit congress to make laws pertaining to the desecration of the flag. I feel that this issue confuses the symbol, the flag, and the principle the country stands for: freedom to speak, even if it is critical of the government.

I fought, and was wounded, not to protect the flag, a symbol, but to preserve the freedoms the country provides.  Any attempt to limit those freedoms is exactly opposite what we stand for.

I  signed it and posted it on a site that sends messages to political figures.  That makes it easy to express your opinions... be my guest.

Government Guide.

7 comments:

garnett109 said...

I try to put something on there but it denied me access!

bamawmn46 said...

Chuck,
I totally agree with you!!  
Jackie

hunybea4him said...

well put answer Chuck and I tottaly respect it and thank you for your service : )

mavarin said...

Excellent! - Karen

deslily said...

on Flag Protection.. or burning there of..  first, I'd say the reason it's "upsetting" is everyone thinks in the term "MY".. "MY" country.. "MY" flag.. therefore, "protect MY flag".. well.. in BROAD TERMS it is MY flag.. however, I'd rather watch some group of idiots burn the American Flag instead of cutting off the head of an American any day... so.. there you have it.

elleme2 said...

I think we have been TAUGHT to become emotional about the flag--usually when it serves someone's political agenda.  But as you and other clear thinkers have pointed out, we should never mistake the symbol itself for the thing symbolized. The signpost is not the road itself, the map is not the territory it illustrates.  Your voice, as one who has actually sacrificed to protect freedom, is powerful.  I will add my own voice to your more authentic one.  

mtrib2 said...

I think your ideals shine brightly!   Thank you for your service and sacrifice.   mark