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Flag-Burning Editorial Cartoons I've included some of the cartoon's text below each image in case my scans look horrid on your machine. I've tried to optimize them for bandwidth without sacrificing clarity. Remember, I scanned most of these in 1995, when bandwidth was really limited. Now I wish I had the originals to re-scan!
© Pete Wagner
Bush: (wearing flag) "How dare anyone use our sacred national emblem for cheap ideological theatrics? I pledge allegience..."
© 6-30-95 The Des Moines Register
When is it appropriate to burn a flag?
1: When it is worn out
2: When a politician is wrapped in one.
© 1995 Tribune Newspapers - AZ
American Idolatry: Worshipping the Flag
Jesus (representing Freedom of Speech): "They Know not what they do..."
© 1995 Atlanta Constitution
(image removed at request of lawyers from Creator's Syndicate)
[image: two people in a Congressional office looking at a
small tatter of a framed US Constitution]
Congressman: "That's all that left - I used the rest to make spit wads to hit flag burners with..."
© 6-95 Arizona Republic
J.D. Hayworth (as Smokey the Bear): Only you can prevent free speech.
© 1995 Quarternary Features
Now that Congress has finally recognized the crushing need and burning desire for the amendment of the Constitution to allow laws banning the desecrationof the American Flag, we can expect following additional amendments, truly deserving to be placed beside the Bill of Rights and the Emancipation Proclamation as pieces of timeless wisdom comprising the cornerstone of Democratic philosophy.
Amendment XXIX The Congress and the states shall have the power to prohibit the
use of profanity in Patriotic Entertainment Parks
"Our Soldiers did not shed their blood so that some punk could flip the bird at a souvenier camera in the American Adventure pavilion at Epcot Center!"
Amendment XXX The Congress and the states shall have the power to prohibit the
use of U.S. currency in recreational or wagering contests.
"Shall we have bills bearing the likeness of our revered first President sullied by the playing of "dollar poker" in tawdry bars?!!"
Amendment XXXI The Congress and the states shall have the power to prohibit the
utterance of any modification of a patriotic song or pledge
"Allow me to read from the shocking transcript of a song overheard being sung by a third grader:
(ahem) 'This land is my land, this land ain't your land,
I've got a pop gun, and you don't got one.'"
Amendment XXXII The Congress and the states shall have the power to prohibit the
intentional misspelling of American military ranks for commercial purposes.
"How many American Captains have to lose their lives defending the nation before we ban abominations like This?!" (Cap'n Crunch)