A Cross, A Flag and A Gallon of Ancient Age
Peggy Noonan gives alcoholism a bad name:
"Second, nobody thinks America is overrun with people burning flags, so the amendment does not seem even to be an exotic response to a real problem. There are a lot of pressing issues before the Congress, and no one thinks this is one of them. Voters know it's hard to do a risky thing like define marriage as a legal entity that can take place only between an adult human male and an adult human female. That actually would take some guts."
Yes, it's so hard that the legal codes of all fifty states and the District of Columbia have such a definition in them.
"It's easy--almost embarrassingly so--to make speeches about how much you love the flag."
Especially if it's the rainbow flag, ya big gay-lovin' gaymos.
"Third, Americans don't always say this or even notice it, but they love their Constitution. They revere it. They don't want it used as a plaything. They want the Constitution treated as a hallowed document that is amended rarely, and only for deep reasons of societal or governmental need. A flag burning amendment is too small bore for such a big thing."
Yes, the Constitution should only be played with to define marriage as a legal entity that can take place only between an adult human male and an adult human female.
Frankly, Peg, I think there's a much greater chance of you having your flag burned, but keep hope alive.
(And that's not even the best part. See Steve M. re: Peg's fantasy about the Lactator-in-Chief.)