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Fight for the Flag - Resources

Document Date: June 26, 2006

Veteran and Veteran Organization Statements and Letters:
Veterans Defending the Bill of Rights – Letter to the Senate
Veterans for Common Sense – Letter to the Senate
Jeremy Broussard, Army Captain and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom – Letter to the Senate
Eric G. Eliason, Specialist – Letter to the Senate
Keith Kreul, Former American Legion National Commander – Letter to the Senate
James R. Bird, WWII U.S. Army Veteran – Letter to the Senate
Peter Buotte, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom – Letter to the Senate
Robert Gard, Lt. General – Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Flag Amendment
Claudia Kennedy, Lt. General – Letter to the Senate
Sharon Lee Kufeldt, American Legion Post Commander – Letter to the Senate
Colin Powell – Letter to Senator Leahy (with When They Burned the Flag Back Home article by James Warner)
Veterans for Peace – Resolution Opposing Flag Amendment
John Glenn, Senator – Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee
Gary May – Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee
Bob Kerrey, Senator – Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee
Lawrence Korb – Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee
William Ragsdale, Veteran – Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Flag Amendment
Robert Cordes, USAF Maj. Ret. – Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Flag Amendment
Steven Sanderson,Veteran – Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing Flag Amendment
Robert Williams, “A Tuskegee Airman Salutes the Flag”
In Their Own Words – Compendium of Veterans’ Quotes

Organizational Testimony, Statements and Letters:
Dennis Archer, American Bar Association President – Testimony
ACLU – Letter to the Senate
ACLU – Reasons to Oppose the Flag Desecration Amendment
Americans United for Separation of Church and State – Letter to the Senate
Institute for Justice – Letter to Senator Hatch
People For the American Way – Letter to the Senate (6/12/2006)

Conservatives and Others Opposed to the Amendment:
Bruce Fein, Reagan Administration Deputy Attorney General – Letter to Senator Hatch
Walter Dellinger – Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee
Emergency Committee to Defend the First Amendment – Statement on Flag
Rutherford Institute – Statement on Flag Desecration Amendment
James Warner – Letter to the Editor, The Washington Times, “Protect the Flag”
Bill of Rights Foundation – Letter to Senator Frist and Senator Reid
Institute for Justice – Letter to Senator Hatch
Roger Pilon – Testimony Before the House Judiciary Committee

Editorials, Op-Eds, and Letters Opposing the Amendment:
Washington Post – The Right to Offend
Salt Lake Tribune – Protect Ideals; Hatch Should Quit Using Flag as a Re-Election Tool
Military.com – The Wrong Minefield, Gary May
Washington Times – Protect the Flag, James Warner
Los Angeles Times – Act Before Midnight Nov 7!
Detroit Free Press (Opinion) – Protect Liberties More Than Symbols
Washington Times – Congressional Hypocrisy and Old Glory, Nat Hentoff
Courier Post Opinion – Flag-Burning Amendment Shouldn’t Be Passed, James Bird
New York Times – One Down, One to Go
Salt Lake Tribune – Constitution Is More Important Than A Piece Of Cloth
USA Today – Congress Nears Choice; Protect Freedom or Stoke Anger
Washington Post – Legislating Patriotism, Nat Hentoff

Other Resources:
First Amendment Center – Polling on Flag Desecration
First Amendment Center Report – Implementing a Flag Amendment

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People for the American Way – Flag Amendment Talking Points
People for the American Way – History of Flag Protection and First Amendment

<!–> People For the American Way – CFA Refutation Fact Sheet–>

CRS – Report on History of Flag Protection (June ’03)
Background Information
Six Reasons to Oppose the Flag Desecration Amendment
ACLU – Letter to the Senate
Quotes from Veterans
Veterans Defending the Bill of Rights (off-site link)
Additional Ways to Protect Free Speech
Letters and Resources From Organizations Opposing the Flag Amendment

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