The Instigator
byaka2013
Pro (for)
The Contender
AlphaNick
Con (against)

Flag Burning In All Private Circumstances Should be Legal

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Started: 4/11/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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byaka2013

Pro

Round 1 is acceptance only.
AlphaNick

Con

Sounds good to me.

Good Luck!
Debate Round No. 1
byaka2013

Pro

Let me clarify something:
By private I meant your flags. You shouldn't go around burning other people's flags, let alone the government's. Let them do what they want.
I was talking about all flags in general, although mostly the US.
And this debate is about constant legality and a bit of morality too.
I was not talking about how if the flag touches a floor, you should burn it. That's your choice.

First, the flag is just a symbol. Like virtually everything, such as money, it has no real value unless we say it does. It's just a piece of cloth. But what the flag stands for has given us many freedoms. The Founding Fathers literally wanted all Americans to basically have these freedoms (except for slaves, etc but that is somewhat irrelevant). So that shows that 'With liberty and justice for all' should apply to this too.

Your flag has no greater value than, say, the French flag. If that was moral and legal (it is), than why not the American flag? What the flag stands for gives us the liberty to burn it.

Why is that immoral?
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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by missmedic 1 year ago
missmedic
what flag and where?
Posted by qwzx 1 year ago
qwzx
Public flag burning is considered desecration and is therefore illegal.
Posted by Capitalistslave 1 year ago
Capitalistslave
Why only in private circumstances? Why not public too?
Posted by qwzx 1 year ago
qwzx
but....it is legal
Flag burning in private circumstances are protected under the First Amendment.
I would have accepted the debate if it was about morality rather than legality.
Posted by uzairmahmud 1 year ago
uzairmahmud
i would be the Pro person..... but my spot got taken. I hope you win, byaka2013 !
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