Americans more likely to be killed by lightning...

There's a good chance that many uninformed Americans did not realize that the attempt in the Senate to ban flag desecration was simply a dirty GOP exercise in wedge-issue politics and thought that the reason for trying to amend the Constitution was the sheer number of flags now being burned on our streets.

The recently-defeated Republican amendment, sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), was killed Tuesday by a vote of 66-34, with 67 votes needed for passage.

"The fact is that I was asked this afternoon by a large body of media: Is this the most important thing the Senate could be doing at this time?" said Hatch on the Senate floor Tuesday. "I can tell you, you're darn right it is."

So you have to figure, with our country embroiled in a disastrous war, 45 million Americans with no health insurance, gas prices through the roof and the biggest budget deficit in U.S. history occurring on his party's watch, there's got to be a lot of flag burning going on to make this such a priority for Senator Orrin Hatch.


The Citizens Flag Alliance (CFA) was a big supporter of Hatch's amendment and has, by its own admission, one goal...

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