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By Doc Hastings
R 4th Congressional District 

We need an amendment to protect the American flag

Guest Commentary


We’ve just commemorated “Flag Day”—a day when millions of American homes, schools, government buildings, businesses, and grave sites display the symbol that captures the spirit of American ideals and freedoms—the American flag.

Since 1777, the Stars and Stripes has proudly represented America at home and abroad, on every fighting front and on every mission of peace. While the flag may have changed in appearance—with additional stars added as our nation has grown—the spirit of the Stars and Stripes has endured.

I believe we must not only respect the flag and what it represents—we must also protect it. I have long supported a Constitutional amendment to allow states to proh...

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