The issue was “burning the American flag.” The year is 1989. Your old, very white, ignorant, and illegitimate president wants to revisit a decision made by the Supreme Court two years after Trump visited Moscow for the first time. Although the decision offended right-wing extremists, the Court performed as intended and made the conclusion that ‘although it is offensive,’ burning the flag is protected under the first amendment; the right to exercise free speech.
Although Trump constantly attacks legitimate journalists, demeans everyone who disagrees with him, and suggested that ‘reporters should be executed,’ he claims to believe in ‘free speech.’ I’m assuming he’s referring to himself and no one else.
“We ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American flag, you go to jail for one year. One year,” Trump said, claiming that he’s “a big believer in freedom of speech,” but calling flag burning “desecration.”
Once again Trump seeks the “good old days” when the “red menace” was the greatest threat to America, but public hangings of black men and women were not only acceptable, but celebrated. He longs for the days when women were expected to stay at home, raising children, preparing meals for their husbands, and casting their ballots according to the orders of the man in the family. Trump continues to believe that women have a single purpose; to serve the needs of men.
Trump is very poorly educated. He has yet to openly thank his deceased father for buying him a diploma while he attempted to assault young women.
Dump Trump. Let’s begin again with Biden; a real American.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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