No it's not unpatriotic but to many it is considered unpatriotic Soldiers fight for the government not the people atleast they used to fight for us if they did fight for our rights then we should be allow to disagree and openly show they're opinions the flag burning is not physically harming anyone plus the Soldiers who are said to fight for the people should fight for everyone not just Americans just like ww2
@FantumHeist, Burning a symbol of your rights is unpatriotic. For pete's sake the flag is also a symbol of your right to burn it. It is a symbol of freedom of speech, and your right to burn it is protected by what it stands for. So, yes you should be allowed to burn it. But you shouldn't burn it because that is paradoxical. In addition it is unpatriotic because you are also burning a symbol of all of the rights people have died for.
I understand what you have stated but me as a Patriot allows it because they have the right to do it and I understand people died for it. Now answer my past question why bring up my lack of proper sentence/paragraph construction.
@Mathgeekjoe So freedom of speech has some exceptions when you tread in other's personal lives, you are right.
And even though you are burning a symbol of freedom it's not necessarily a remark against freedom. For example a swastika is a symbol of peace, however being against a Nazi flag does not mean you are against peace.
@Neoryan1 is the nazi flag a symbol of peace? While what on it may be a symbol of peace, the flag itself never represented peace. The american flag, in of itself represents freedom. Let me put it this way, if you burn a nazi flag today, anybody who knows it is a nazi flag would not consider it a burning of peace. If you burn an american flag, there is a very large group of americans that would take it a burning of freedom.
@komododragon8 I and many others see it as a symbol of the freedoms in the united states. While you may see it as nothing more than a national flag, I see the bill of rights, the constitution, and much more.
"Being able to admit that your country has faults is the most patriotic thing you can do. Blind obediance to a flag is one of the core principle of fascism.''
Burning the flag doesn't make that statement though, so this point you've tried to make doesn't make sense. People always end up having to follow it up by stating what it is that they're actually standing for. The burning itself does not make their cause apparent. Especially since the act is already synonymous with enemies to the state. A couple yuppies burning a flag in the name of free speech doesn't reverse the all the years foreign nations have been doing it.
Someone else popularized your statement already. It'd be like me trying to take the pink ribbon from cancer awareness. Everyone's gonna automatically assume I'm supporting cancer patients and not that I'm protesting for the annexation of Puerto Rico.
Just sayin. Zero sympathy if a vet goes crazy and beats the crap out of you. You picked the wrong way to make your statement, and I find it completely reasonable that people automatically label you a domestic enemy.
@mathgeekjoe That's just how you interpret it. The intentions behind the person who burned it are all it really stands for. If you interpret it as a sign of destroying freedoms then you are being close-minded considering that's usually not the point behind it at all. Remember that the same American Flag was flying in Washington when MLK was thrown in jail for a simple speech. What kind of freedom is that?
@Neoryan it is also the same flag that was flying when he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. It was also the same flag flying on MLK day each year. It was also the same flag flying when many have died for our freedoms.
"The intentions behind the person who burned it are all it really stands for." That is like saying if someone hangs you in effigy, you can't be insulted by if it was for a good intention. Also if you want go down the road that what only matter is intentions, then you would be justifying a lot of evil actions. The most horrible things ever done were with good intentions. Hitler's intention when he created the holocaust was to better the planet. We all know that he was doing something purely evil that did the opposite of good. But in his mind he had good intentions.
"If you interpret it as a sign of destroying freedoms then you are being close-minded considering that's usually not the point behind it at all." How am I being closed minded when the person who is burning the flag knows that people see it as a symbol of freedom? A flag that many see as a symbol of what their relatives died for. Does the person burning the flag just expect people to ignore that their symbol of freedom is being burn just because their intention of burning it was not that? If anyone is being closed minded, it is the person burning the flag.
My point was that a simple flag doesn't dictate our freedoms because the flag was flying while freedoms were not practiced.
And when it comes to intentions I'm not talking about good or bad. I mean the reason they burned it. Most people burn it in protest of pointless wars, not in protest of basic freedoms. Just because you view it as a symbol of burning freedom does not mean it IS one.