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Flag “Defenders”: Is this a Desecration?

This morning, while breaking up camp on Mount Desert Island, I noticed that someone had placed a small polyester American flag next to a water spigot. In the course of regular use, the water spigot had hit the soil, kicked up some of that soil, and in the process placed dirt on the American flag. [...]

Jo Ann Emerson isn't Acting Any More

Effect of H.J. Res 8, a constitutional amendment introduced to the House of Representatives by Jo Ann Emerson in January: “prohibit the act of desecration of the flag of the United States.” Number of cosponsors: 2

Effect of H.J. Res 47, a constitutional amendment introduced to the House by Jo Ann Emerson in April: “prohibit [...]

Republican Cult of Nationalism Enshrined in GOP Platform

Under the cult proposed by the GOP platform, the deity to be worshipped would be the state itself. The nation of the United States of America would be elevated to the status of a god. [...]

Fourth Amendment Burned In Front of the Capitol (Congress Did it Months Ago)

Today, I burned the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC, disintegrating the written words as an expression of the document’s disintegration into insignificance.

Of course, the act was just symbolic on my part. The Congress did the real deed in June and July when it [...]