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Trump ponders one-year jail term for flag burners


This news story was published on November 29, 2016.
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Photo: truthrevolt.org

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NEW YORK – You burn the flag, you pay a price – so decreed President-elect Donald J. Trump Tuesday morning, offering a possible one-year jail term for offenders.

It’s always been a no-no to desecrate the American flag here in this country, and the red, white and blue has certain handling instructions that show honor to it. For example, the American flag should not touch the ground, be stepped on, and so forth. Nothing gets a red-blooded American’s blood boiling quicker than TV newscasts showing disgruntled Millenials blocking a freeway with Old Glory under their feet.

President-elect Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump

Perhaps capitalizing on this pervasive feeling, President-elect Donald Trump decreed Tuesday morning that “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag.”

Going a step further, Trump laid down the gauntlet and offered that there could be stiff consequences for anyone brave enough to blaze up.

“If they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump said via social media.

There was a big reaction to Trump’s words.

Some agreed, saying “ZERO TOLERANCE” while another said “Let’s put Americans who own flags on a registry so we can make sure they’re taking care of their flags.”

What do you think of President-elect Trump’s idea to punish flag burners?

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71 Responses to Trump ponders one-year jail term for flag burners

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I am really impressed that these liberal/crooks know how to lite a fire!

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    mint Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Forcing people to worship a flag is fascism, Mr. Trump explain how the U.S. i.e. “Corporation” since 1871 has millions of laws and that is equated with “freedom”, you are a liar along with the rest of the sorcerer cabal psychopaths i.e. 13 bloodlines i.e. self proclaimed “royalty” you are in with that run the world, the Bible tells us that everything hidden will be revealed, if anyone deserves damnation it would be you and the cabal you have taken an oath to you serve no one except the devil/Satan.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2016 at 8:26 am

      You need help. Go to Mercy and take the elevator to the 5th floor and beg for help. You elevator definitely doesn’t go all the way to the top. You were out voted. Get used to it loser.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    It’s a piece of cloth people! Pull your heads out. While the cloth may be destroyed, the ideals, freedoms, and unity it represents are NOT destroyed. The threat of prison or loss of citizenship is ridiculous, and actually un-American.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      The rules and regulations dealing with the flag was written back in the early 1800’s, it wasn’t till a liberal supreme court decided that it was a freedom of speech that the rules were changed. The ONLY thing that is un american is the destruction of the flag you commie piece of shit.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

        And there we have it. The old Commie name-call.

        This country and what it stands for is much stronger than symbols. The only time someone should be charged for destroying a flag is if it belonged to someone else. At summer picnics, we wipe our mouths with napkins that have a stars and strips motif. We sweat into the arm pits of stars and strips shirts. What about that? Don’t be such an old fool. We are NOT Russia.

  4. Allen

    Allen Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 8:43 am

    The American flag is a symbol of this great country. Supported by millions of American citizens and military personnel, some of whom gave their lives for it. If you don’t like it, leave it, as I’m sure you will have more freedom somewhere else.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    what is the proper way to dispose the american flag. I thought we burned them.

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    fact check Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Before you climb aboard the Trump Train consider this. The Iowa Department of Corrections spends $34,000 to incarcerate one prisoner for one year. That’s your tax money and not one of you here can afford the added cost to lock up flag burners. So unbunch your panties, quit eating the red meat Trump tosses you and put down the cool aid. Everything is gonna be just fine. It will never happen.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    A stupid gorilla still wouldn’t vote for your corrupt democrap clinton

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      You shouldn’t talk about Mickeal that way. Ooops, I meant Micheal.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Flag burners are Anti Americans and should be treated as such – scuzz – pizzagate – demorats – stupid liberals.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      The only people I have ever personally know to burn the flag were some antiquates that were protesting the Iraq war back in the day. They were all Republicans so your demorats – stupid liberals comment makes you look like an uneducated fool,

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        Oh my goodness. What a nasty person. Must be a liberal.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 30, 2016 at 6:03 pm

          Nope, i am a Republican, just trying to help my Republican brothers and sisters to stop making fools of themselves. Kind of like what you just did, you look foolish. What you are doing does not help the cause in fact it it hurts it. Please stop making total fools of yourselves. You are making Trump supporters and Republications in general look stupid.

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            bodacious

            November 30, 2016 at 9:23 pm

            Great observation. There are many people on here who not only make their own parties look bad (Republican and Democrat) but make the entire human race look bad.

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            Anonymous

            December 1, 2016 at 7:16 am

            Turncoat Traitor.

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            Anonymous

            December 1, 2016 at 9:01 am

            Trump will be the demise of the Republican Party. You guys let the wacko Trump supporters in and now this is what you get.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Q: What do you get when you cross a Trump supporter with a gorilla?

    A: A stupid gorilla.

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    anonymight Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Trump knows he cannot do these things he says in his tweet, this is his way of telling people, in his signature politically incorrect way, what he really thinks of ridiculous misguided flag burners.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    “After all, NIT draws in some the most stupid and idiotic people in all of North Iowa” Hence why you are here!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Your feeble response is just another validation of my statement.
      You cannot even come up with an original reply, just the same old shit that has been seen many times.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    All Aboard….. The Trump Train Wreck is leaving the station.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Instead of burning the flag, maybe they should burn their welfare checks.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Burning the American flag doesn’t make you a protester, it makes you a asshole.

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    Anonymous .. Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Wow, I am starting to think my vote for Trump was a mistake. Some of you Trump supporters talking about “now it’s time for the democrats to pay” remind me of what happened to Germany in the late 1930-1940’s. You people are making a mockery of Trump. We are still one america and want the best for all. The election is over, Trump won, lets move on together.

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      Foma Kiniaev Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Or to 2008 on the eve of the first election won by Obama? My missive was a direct quote from Valerie jarret.

      I believe that this attitude was has led us to where we are today, led by the Democratic party, the inclusive party, the party of tolerance.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

    CNN democrap headlines – WHITE terrorist (Ohio University guard) shoots legal obamma immigrant while he is practicing his butcher knife lessons.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 10:04 am

    The days of reckoning is about to come for you POS !! GO TRUMP !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 10:00 am

    And you demorats and the BLM are accusing the young white cop Ohio University) who killed your imported terrorist into this country as being a racist. Your either sick or stupid –but to us your just garbage .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Heil Hitler

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Does the fact that it is unconstitutional tell you more about this horrific president elect ??? I agree that it is an egregious act to burn or desecrate the flag in any way, but in America we have freedom of speech and expression in our constitution. Just like not standing for the national anthem…don’t agree, but Americans have that choice. That is why we are still the greatest nation in the world.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 9:23 am

      Does the fact that it was his opinion make any difference to you. He has as much freedom of speech as you do. Get used to it Buttercup. There is a new sheriff in town and thing are going to be different. Liberals should all move to California where they might be safe. (Until we cut off the funding to the state).

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    Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Oh and I agree the democrats were wrong, ran a horrible campaign, and propped up a horrible candidate. The “but Hillary” defense left when she lost, now Trump gets 100% of the scrutiny, and this news story is about Trump wanting to burn the Constitution.

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    Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

    See what I mean…pussy

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    Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Hey Matt Marquardt, you’re a f_cking pussy who deletes comments that hurt your ego. Grow a pair

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    Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Hey NIT, please change the headline to, “Trump Ponders Destroying Constitution”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Or headline could be…”Constitution to be re-instated, even after last 8 years of tyranny”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 7:34 am

    New Honest justice department will make this a crime – obanannas and his phoney government sooooon to be replaced !! Ehhhhhh! Haaaaaaa!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I would say beating a flag fag should be dealt with harshly! Say a 5% discount from the IRS. Fk you anti Americans. GO HOME!

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      Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 7:35 am

      I agree, anyone in favor of desecrating the Constitution should GTFO

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      Nada Racist Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Also, I’m pretty sure there are much bigger problems to worry about in America than flag burning. Nice distraction Trump.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 30, 2016 at 7:43 am

        Trump is saying what most loyal Americans are saying. Only liberals who got their ass kicked in the election are to dumb to get it.

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          Nada Racist Reply Report comment

          November 30, 2016 at 7:46 am

          The popular vote tally doesn’t really line up with your comment on “most Americans” and “ass kicked” but whatever you say redneck

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 7:49 am

            30 of the states voted for TRUMP. Only the communist coasts voted for Hitlary. If you don’t like the vote, move to California. You will fit right in and we don’t care.

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            Nada Racist

            November 30, 2016 at 7:53 am

            Yes, I understand more “states” voted for Trump, but more Americans voted for Hillary. It’s a fact. You can quit saying that “most Americans” think like you. No, you’re in the minority

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 7:56 am

            But, we won and you LOST. Get used to it buttercup.

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            Nada Racist

            November 30, 2016 at 7:58 am

            Not arguing that either. And “getting used to it” doesn’t mean sit back and be quiet while Trump tries to burn the Constitution. This flag burning thing is just a distraction for his idiot base while he does exactly the opposite of what he promised on the campaign trail.

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 8:02 am

            He is doing more about keeping his promises than Obama ever thought about. As a matter of fact, Obama never kept a single promise. Trump has already convinced Ford and Carrier not to move to Mexico. What did Obama do other than praise the dictator from Cuba? By the way, Iowa voted for Trump, so you are the minority.

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            Nada Racist

            November 30, 2016 at 8:07 am

            Trump ran a campaign with an anti-establishment “drain the swamp” message. Yet he’s filling the swamp with his washington insider cabinet picks. I hope his Sec of Treasury wasn’t corrupted by Hillary’s speeches…

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 8:09 am

            He is picking the most qualified people available. He has even pick some Democrats. You can’t do the job unless you have people who know how to do it. All Obama picked was Muslims and look what that got us.

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            Nada Racist

            November 30, 2016 at 8:11 am

            Clearly I’m debating with a dullard. Go delete some more comments Matt.

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 8:11 am

            Even the Democrats (at least the intelligent ones) are saying their party was wrong and they want to throw out the garbage. What does that tell you about where you stand.

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 8:13 am

            I am not a dullard. You are just to stupid to understand. Buttercup.

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            Nada Racist

            November 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

            Don’t you mean “too stupid” ? Thanks for proving my point.

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            Foma Kiniaev

            November 30, 2016 at 8:29 am

            After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time.

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 8:30 am

            Not a spelling contest, Dumb Ass. People like you are always looking for a way to divert the conversation because you can’t come up with a intelligent answer.

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            Nada Racist

            November 30, 2016 at 9:05 am

            Don’t you mean “an intelligent answer” dullard

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            Anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 9:19 am

            What;s the matter? Was that to difficult for your pea brain to understand stupid?

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            Honest Abe

            November 30, 2016 at 9:44 pm

            The correction on “most Americans” should be “most votes cast”. Because dead people and illegal immigrants don’t really apply towards the “most Americans” category.

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            anonymous

            November 30, 2016 at 9:48 pm

            What about the 10 million votes for trump that were cast by Russian spies??

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 7:13 am

    As much as I agree with Trump and would really like to do what he says, the Supreme Court has already ruled on this and consider burning the flag part of the 1st amendment rights. So, it can’t be done. That doesn’t mean you can’t give them a beat down when they dishonor our flag and our country. It just means you can’t take away citizenship or put them in jail. Just bait them until they take the 1st swing and then kick their ass.

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    Peter L Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 6:57 am

    1990’s America…where all your DREAMS come true.
    ————————————————————
    2016 America…where all your FEARS come true.
    ————————————————————

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Finally we will have a man in the house with common sense!

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      Symbols Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 6:06 am

      Common sense like Iraq, China, and Nazi Germany? You would like to have similar laws?

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    Nunya Busyness Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Trump might as well take the U.S. Constitution and Hank it on the rack in a White House bathroom because all it is good for to him is to wipe his ass, obviously he has never read it. I am sorry but the Constitution is much more sacred to me then any mass produced piece of cloth. The ideas in the Constitution is what our military people are fighting and dying for not a symbol of our country.

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    Vance Reply Report comment

    November 29, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Forget a year in jail. Public lynchings like they did in the old days. That’ll teach these punks something right quick.

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      Carly Reply Report comment

      November 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      vicious

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      Bodacious Reply Report comment

      November 30, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Yes, let’s do away with human rights and use the death penalty to punish all those who disagree with a certain view of what America really is. That will show them and the rest of the world we are the toughest country in the world.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm

        Wow-Let’s start with all big mouth liberals.

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          bodacious Reply Report comment

          November 30, 2016 at 9:26 pm

          Better watch it….eventually they will get to small minded conservatives and there won’t be anyone left to save you.