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29 Members of Congress: Freedom for Paris, but Not for America

This month, the number of members of Congress supporting a constitutional amendment to ban the burning of American flags as an act of political protest rises to 29.  The following are sponsors or cosponsors of the bill, H.J. Res. 9:

Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2]
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3]
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2]
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5]
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3]
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3]

Without exception, each of the above members of Congress took part in the unnanimous approval of H.Res. 37 on January 20, 2015.  H.Res. 37 is a bill that responds to a deadly attack on anti-Islamic cartoonists in Paris, noting the “fundamental principles essential to a democratic society, including the universal right to free expression and freedom of religion,” and declares that the House of Representatives “remains committed to the defense of free expression.”

Is freedom for France but not for America? Is casting offense acceptable in Paris but not in Washington, DC? If one of the above is your member of Congress, ask.

One thought on “29 Members of Congress: Freedom for Paris, but Not for America”

  1. ella says:

    Should it be a “Freedom of Speech” to burn the White House? To burn your house? Burn your car? The United States Flag is the symbol of the Nation. It is illegal to kill a Bald Eagle, the National Bird, yet you would burn the symbol that veterans have carried or followed into battle, many died for it. If you disagree with a political issue, learn how to use the language of your nation and exercise Free SPEECH, not suppressing and insulting those who do.

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