(RightWing.org) – Rioters have looted businesses, assaulted police officers and generally acted like animals over the last week. As if that wasn’t enough, they also disrespected the American flag during a protest in Atlanta on May 29. President Donald Trump is now saying he wants to punish people who do that in the future.
On Friday, rioters burned an American flag in front of the CNN building in Atlanta.
During a phone conference with the country’s governors on June 1, President Trump said that he supports criminalizing flag burning. He said he wants the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the act now that “we have a different court.”
The president went on to tell the governors he’d support them “100% all the way” if they pass “anti-flag burning” statutes.
Burning American flags is one of the highest forms of disrespect. Americans have fought for and died for this country, and when they come home it’s with that flag draped on their coffins. Nobody should ever destroy our symbol of freedom and get away with it; the president is right.
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