It must be an election year.
Last week my mailbox was stuffed with breathless warnings about the dangers gay marriage posed to my own union, which surprised me because I didn't know Jenny was gay.
Now the bells of alarm are being rung over flag burning. We have to amend the Constitution! People are burning the flag! This has to stop! We're running out of ways to distract you, the mouth-breathing electorate!
It may surprise The Planeteers, but I attended a few demonstrations in my youth, even attracted the hard attention of the police on one occassion. But I have never seen anyone burn a flag. A doobie, a draft card, sure, but never a flag.
And that's too bad, because I'd like to see some asshole catch himself on fire, like that asshole up there.
One of our great American rights is the right to be an idiot. Without that right, we'd have a lot fewer people running for office.