I must take issue with statements I've been reading in editorials and letters to the editor about Old Glory being "just a piece of cloth."
They're right to the extent that when the material reaches the assembly table it is "just a piece of cloth." But when the finished product emerges, it no longer is just a piece of cloth. It is alive! It is vibrant! It is glorious! It is our flag!
No one, communists or others, should have the "right" to burn it, spit on it, trample on it, or desecrate it in any manner--never ever.
If it takes a constitutional amendment to protect it--then so be it. The limousine liberals and civil libertarians will howl--but let them.