Resolution 14-21 subject: Flag Protection Amendment source: national headquarters whereas

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SUBJECT: Flag Protection Amendment


WHEREAS, the flag of the United States of America is a symbol of our country and of freedom around the world; and

WHEREAS, in 1989, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that flag desecration is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution; and

WHEREAS, AMVETS has strongly supported reversing this ruling since 1989; and

WHEREAS, a flag protection amendment is supported by over 50 percent of the American people; and

WHEREAS, all fifty State legislatures have passed resolutions asking Congress to submit a flag protection amendment for ratification; and

WHEREAS, Congress should be permitted to protect the American flag from desecration: Now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that AMVETS petition Congress to allow the people of the United States to consider for ratification a flag protection amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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