What's the big deal about flags
Doonesbury used to be one of those "adult" (or should I say "mature") comics that I just didn't understand. It also doesn't help that it's about US politics and I lived in regional Queensland. Now I think it's excellent, it might also be considered a better US current afairs source (for international people not in the know, like myself) than FOX.
Right now the US Congress, in the supposed land of do-you-as-you-please and freedom and democracy, is debating on under exactly what circumstances you can deface (e.g. burn) the American flag. (I even have a news article about it, but I wouldn't've known about it if not for editorial cartoons).
What is the big deal? It's fabric. It's not even legal tender; there's a bit, (not much), more sense to laws against defacing money. It is a matter of freedom of expression. You know what's the second best defence against flag burning - don't piss people off. The best defence, of course on the basis of my previously established logic on women's safety, is to not have a flag.
Don't flame this post, it contains references to an American Flag