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President Donald Trump said individuals who burn the American flag should have to spend a year in prison during his campaign rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Trump suggested that Congress take up legislation — that would also require a Constitutional Amendment — to make burning the American flag a criminal act punishable by one year in prison.

“Two days ago, leftist radicals in Portland, Oregon, ripped down a statue of George Washington and wrapped it in an American flag and set the American flag on fire,” Trump said.

“And you know, we ought to do something, Mr. Senators… we ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American flag, you go to jail for one year,” Trump said, pointing to Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

“We should have legislation that if somebody wants to burn the American flag and stomp on it, but just burn it, they go to jail for one year,” he continued.

Last year, Trump supported legislation by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) that would prohibit flag burning by passing a constitutional amendment. The legislation has stalled in Congress.

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12 Comments
  • rcb says:

    You went to burn YOUR OWN FLAG, so be it. That is your damn right,wrong and misguided as that is. However, if you TAKE MY FLAG, AND TRY TO BURN IT, I WILL STOMP YOUR ASS,AS IT IS MY RIGHT TO HAVE MY FLAG. Your damn rights do not supersede my rights to have and display MY flag….

  • Gordon says:

    The Supreme Court decreed flag burning is a form of freedom of speech. It is not ! Speech is what is spoken. Flag burning is arson, destruction of property, vandelism. Flag burning is NOT speech.

  • Gerry says:

    A prison sentence right after getting the living schitt beat out of them !!!!!!

  • bobp says:

    No ! They should automatically receive the death penalty !

  • bobp says:

    No ! They should receive the death penalty !

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