This is an email I got last night from “The Democrats”. It concerns Donald Trump’s tweet about punishing those who burn the American flag. Let me state first that I am fully aware that burning the American flag is protected under the First Amendment (unless you pull it down from someone’s flagpole, in which case I guess you could be charged with theft and vandalism). I am not arguing that the law should be changed. Yet note in the below notice that not one word is mentioned about how disgusting and offensive the act is.
In the wee hours of the night and into the morning, president-elect Donald Trump went on yet another Twitter crusade against a news outlet — this time CNN.
This morning, in response to absolutely nothing, he started musing on the possibility of revoking citizenship as punishment for engaging in what the Supreme Court has ruled is protected free speech:
Freedom of the press. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. Freedom of assembly. Before even taking office, Donald Trump has signaled his support for an all-out assault on our First Amendment rights.
If Trump thinks we’re going to sit idly by while he belittles and attacks our constitutional liberties and threatens to undermine our democracy, he’s got another thing coming.
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