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UNITED STATES: Free "Speech"--Flag Burning
Flag burning is a hot issue. David Crow strongly defends it as an expression of "free speech," others, like Rick Geddes, agree with John Wonder in rejecting this idea. I side with the latter position, since I believe that only rational, informed debate can save democracy, and I see little of that in our world where TV promotes physical rather than mental acion. The US polemic is really outside of the scope of WAIS.
Ronald Hilton - 7/31/00