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