Flag desecration amendment fails.The flag desecration amendment failed, although by just one vote. It's infuriating that one of my senators spoke in favor of the law. (This twisted logic makes my brain ache: "What could more clearly signal the scope and strength of our freedom of speech than the fact that even protecting our nationÂs symbol from desecration requires a Constitutional Amendment?") Don't worry, I wrote her an angry and incoherent email.
This country doesn't need an asterisk on the first amendment.