06.14.19

Daines: We Must Protect the American Flag

Introduces Constitutional Amendment prohibiting burning the American Flag

U.S. SENATE — Today, U. S. Senator Steve Daines renewed efforts to prohibit the burning of the American flag. Daines’ reintroduction of his constitutional amendment falls on Flag Day. 

"Our United States flag is a timeless symbol of liberty that tells the story of America, the story of our enduring pursuit of freedom,” Daines said. “Remembering the sacrifices of all who carried its colors into battle, our nation should always render the flag the honor and dignity it is due.”

Background:

On June 14, 2018, Daines commemorated national Flag Day by highlighting the Constitutional Amendment to prohibit the burning of the American flag on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

On June 14, 2017, Daines introduced a Constitutional Amendment to give Congress the authority to prohibit burning the American flag.

Various Montana Veterans Service Organizations are supportive of the amendment, including the American Legion of Montana and the Department of Montana Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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