Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue.
Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor of legislation that would make it possible to toss protesters in jail for expressing their free speech. If the constitutional amendment in H.J. Res. 9 were to be enacted, activists who express their views by burning a flag could end up in prison.