Sunday, May 10, 2009

Senators Inhofe & Vitter Co-Sponsor Bill To Protect American Flag

Bill Will protect American Flag From Desecration

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) introduced a joint resolution (S.J.Res. 15) which was co-sponsored by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). This resolution would allow Congress to protect the flag in the United States by preventing its desecration. The bill would give Congress the power to overrule a 1989 Supreme Court decision that declared previous flag protection laws unconstitutional. The Senators were joined by 15 other cosponsors in the U.S. senate.

“There is no more visible symbol of the strength, freedom and dignity of our nation than the American flag,”said Senator Inhofe. “Our flag has flown above battles that sealed our nation’s sovereignty, and over the remains of buildings destroyed by terrorists.. It is raised every morning over our nation’s Capitol, and is draped in honor over the coffins of our men and women in uniform who have given their lives to protect our freedom.This long overdue resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the U. S. flag. I am proud to join Senator Vitter and my colleagues in cosponsoring this important resolution.” ..more...

No comments:

Post a Comment