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Patriotism and Our Flag - Quotes 

"I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution

over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag."

- Molly Ivins

"If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it."

- Norman Thomas


"Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny."

- Daniel Webster

"We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished

emblem represents."

- William J. Brennan, Jr.

"There is a strong tendency in the United States to rally round the flag and their troops, no matter how mistaken the war."

- George McGovern

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"- Donald J. Trump  11/29/2016 Twitter

On Patriotism

"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime."

- Adlai Stevenson


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