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"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

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Thursday, June 23, 2005

GOP definitely NOT still politicizing 9/11

This is truly outrageous. The GOP has been flogging this issue for almost twenty years in a demagogic attempt to get flag-waving Archie Bunkers fired up in the name of eroding the right of free speech. But the crusade to ratify a flag-burning amendment hit a new low this week when everyone's favorite corrupt California Rep., Randy "Duke" Cunningham decided to rob a few graves:

Ask the men and women who stood on top of the Trade Center," said Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham, R-Calif. "Ask them and they will tell you: pass this amendment."

Critics accused the amendment's supporters of exploiting the attacks to trample the right to free speech.

"If the flag needs protection at all, it needs protection from members of Congress who value the symbol more than the freedoms that the flag represents." said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., whose district includes the site of the former World Trade Center.