Flag Burning Amendment. A Failed Constitutional Amendment. H.J.RES. 33/S.J.RES. 14. 1999, proposed amendment to the US Constitution, when ratified by ¾ of state legislatures within 7 years:
A Failed Constitutional Amendment
“I often wonder what those patriots would think…To see it is legal to desecrate the flag for which they fought and the flag that embraced their coffin and the flag that was the tissue for the tears of those who loved them.”
“It would indeed be a hollow victory to protect the symbol by taking any chance at chipping away at the freedoms themselves.”
[and] defended it for 35 years…They may be destroying a piece of cloth, but they do no damage to our system of freedom which tolerates such desecration…We should…
pity them [instead of prosecuting them].