Date registered: May 2005
Vehicle: 1982 300CD
Location: West Virginia
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The problem with politicians
They just voted on adding a constitutional amendment to ban flag burning. I don't burn flags, and I have no desire to. But, if the politicians made it illegal, I would burn one every year to lament our loss of freedom.
Why would they waste time on meaningless legislation (only 5-6 flags are burned per year) when we have real issues that need resolution (war, immigration, social security, healthcare, etc.)?
Because they are playing politics. They want to be able to say, "I voted for making it illegal to burn flags, but ASSHOLE over there thinks we should be burning them!"
They didn't expect to change anything. Otherwise, I would say that it is another instance of "CONSERVATIVES" concerning themselves with the actions of others that does not, can not, and will not affect their lives in the least. But, there is more to it. This is politics. This is what politicians do. The fighting itself is actually worthwhile to them because they get something out of it. This is their working on job security. They're doing it on our time with our money. Fuckers.
Just wanted to rant.