Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Flag Burning.

One of the silliest of arguments against the proposed anti flag burning amendment is it is unconstitutional. How can the constitution be against itself? Now, laws may be unconstitutional but not the constitution itself.

This is why the requirements for passing a constitutional amendment are much more difficult to achieve than a simple law. If the constitution was amended to punish those who refuse to eat cheddar cheese then it is every bit as constitutional as the fact the President (and not the congress) is the commander in chief of the armed forces. Of course in reality the Brie eating states will be able to prevent such an amendment from becoming part of the constitution.