||Kevin Craig <Craig2002@justice.com>
||17 Jan 2002 10:27:06 PST
||Re: Letter From American Legion Department of
On Fri, 11 January 2002, "Seavey, Mark C." wrote:
> Attached to this email is a Candidate Questionnaire
> from the Citizens Flag
> Alliance (CFA). The American Legion, in conjunction
> with the CFA, is using
> this questionnaire to determine which congressional
> candidates support a
> constitutional amendment to protect the American
> flag from physical
> Question 1: DO YOU BELIEVE BURNING THE AMERICAN FLAG
> IS SPEECH AS DEFINED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT?
> Question 2: DO YOU BELIEVE ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE AN
> OBLIGATION TO CORRECT THE MISTAKES OF THE COURT?
> Question 3: DO YOU BELIEVE THE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE
> THE RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR FLAG IF THEY SO CHOSE?
I already have the right
to protect my flag. If I make or purchase a flag, anyone
trespassing or attempting to steal or destroy my flag can be
prosecuted under the appropriate criminal or civil statutes.
> Question 4: IF ELECTED TO THE 108TH CONGRESS, WILL
> YOU COSPONSOR THE FLAG-PROTECTION AMENDMENT?
> Question 5: IF ELECTED TO THE 108TH CONGRESS, WILL
> YOU VOTE FOR THE FLAG-PROTECTION AMENDMENT QUOTED
> Question 6: WOULD YOU LIKE THE CFA TO SEND YOU MORE
> INFORMATION ON THE FLAG- PROTECTION AMENDMENT?
> To better understand your concerns for this issue,
> we invite you to include a position statement with
> this questionnaire.
I believe that burning or desecrating the American flag
is evidence of a spirit that is ungrateful, immature,
and full of pride. The act is needlessly offensive,
divisive and counter-productive. But it does not
endanger the life, liberty or pursuit of happiness of
anyone else, and is therefore protected by the First
response to an ungrateful and unpatriotic spirit is not
putting a gun to the flag-burner's head and demanding
payment of a fine, or putting a gun to MY head and
forcing me to pay money to the
rapidly-growing prison-industry to give this
immature flag-burner hot meals, color TV and exercise
equipment for a term in jail. Your amendment will only
increase the power of the State, but will not foster
admiration for the values of the Constitution and Bill
The answer is
the separation of school and
state. Private schools teach patriotism, good
manners, and Godly values. Ironically, government
schools teach disrespect for government and country.
Libertarian Party favors liberty and personal
Candidate’s name: Kevin Craig
Address: 12314 Palm Dr. #107
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
District: 41st Congressional
Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Libertarian Party Candidate
41st U.S. Congressional District
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