I know I’m probably ignoring a vast and colorful history in saying this, but I think the flag-burning amendment is possibly the dumbest thing I’ve seen congress do in a while (with the possible exception of the various attempts at “marriage protection”), and it’s a little frightening to me that it made it as far as the Senate, much less a narrow defeat. As far as I’m concerned, support for this amendment should be considered a litmus test for crippling retardation.

So, you will not be surprised to learn that I am glad it was defeated. Flag-burning party at my place? No? Well, okay.