Election year pandering enrages me. Karl Rove’s evil plan almost gelifies…
WASHINGTON – A constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration died in a Senate cliffhanger Tuesday, a single vote short of the support needed to send it to the states for ratification a week before Independence Day.
The 66-34 tally in favor of the amendment was one less than the two-thirds required. The House surpassed that threshold last year, 286-130.
The proposed amendment, sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, read: “The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.”
In plain English, “we in the Senate are usurpers and distractors. Four times in the last year somebody desecrated a flag, so let’s limit everyone’s free speech based on a 1.3 x 10^ -6% chance you might see it happen.
“P.S, No gay marriage, either. And let’s have prayer in public schools. Polar bears cause $3 gas, so drill ANWAR. Hoo-ah.”
66 Fuckheads in the Senate. Vote ‘em out.