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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Nov 29, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Flag Burning
In 2006, the U.S. Senate rejected a Constitutional Amendment which would have allowed Congress to pass legislation prohibiting the burning or desecration of the U.S. flag. The Flag Protection Act of 2005 was introduced by Senators Bob Bennett (R-Utah), Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mark Pryor (D-ARK) and Thomas Carper (D-Del). The Act proposed a punishment of up to one year in jail and a fine of no more than $100,000. See recent flag burning news
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Yes. I am aware that it is allowed under the First Amendment, but I don't believe anyone should get away with disrespecting our nation in that way. 2 years ago from a Republican in Valrico, FL
Yes, because that person would then have no respect for our country and we would see that person as a terrorist. 2 years ago from a Socialist in Indianapolis city (balance), IN
No, it is a freedom of choice, however criminalizing the desecration of the flag just makes it a more appealing prospect for some elements, something they can do to get attention and upset people, if it does not matter it becomes a waste of time. It is a... 2 years ago from a Democrat in Sioux Falls, SD
Yes, but instead of paying legal and jail costs, provide the individual a one way bus ticket to the nearest boarder. 2 years ago from a Democrat in Bradenton, FL
Yes, if you do not support the country and what it stands for you may leave. No reason to disrespect everything our flag symbolizes and stands for. 2 years ago from a Green in Commack, NY
It should have been illegal to burn effigies of our 44th president. It should have been illegal to allow our 45th to run after he's said such horrid things about women and minorities and muslims. It's just cloth. More can be made. 2 years ago from a Socialist in Grantley, PA
No, but people who desire to publicly burn an object, such as the LGBT Flag or Koran must require a license, this way, if they do not comply, they can be ticketed. 2 years ago from a Republican in Provo, UT
No, but a fellow American has the right to kick their ass. 2 years ago from a Libertarian in Fair Oaks, OR