Amendment would make flag burning illegal
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A state senator said it’s time to ask New Hampshire voters whether they want to make flag burning an unlawful expression of free speech.
Sen. Harold French, R-Franklin, presented to the Senate Election Laws and Municipal Affairs Committee Thursday a proposed amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution (CACR 19) to make it illegal to burn a flag except as a “respectable means” of disposing of a worn or damaged one.
“People had the right to express themselves, but as I got older I realized it was not just the flag; it was a symbol of unity. As all of us look at that flag, we see the same thing and that is the unity the flag brings to us,” French said.