George W Bush's new plan is to make flag burning illegal. This is a golden oldie - his father sang it long ago (saying he found flag-burning "offensive", although whether more or less offensive than high cereal prices and broccoli, he didn't specify). Another familiar tune calls for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Naturally, these are being decried as an attempt to pander to the right wing of his party and/or to distract attention from the murderous, costly, and endlessly unraveling "reconstruction" of Iraq; of course, they are both - but they are much more, and much more dangerous.
|The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author
and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.