Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 8:00am

Donald Trump & Flag Burning

Today President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted that people who burn the American flag should maybe lose their American citizenship.

There is no part of the previous sentence that I find believable, in the sense of it being a thing that could actually happen. It’s been three weeks, and I still can’t believe we elected Trump. I think the mind-crackingly magnificent sensation of appalled embarrassment that comes over me whenever I think about it or stumble over one of his tweets is forcing me to reject the notion out of self defense.

Fortunately for any would-be flag-burners, there’s court precedent and the Constitution. The government can’t take away your citizenship. Also, burning the flag is protected speech under the First Amendment.

By the way, there’s a fake tweet making the rounds that shows Trump endorsing flag burning as a “peaceful and respectful” way of protesting. Snopes has the details.

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