I like Scott Adam's ability to make us all realize how self-important we all are.
Now, I'm not a fan of flag burning the same way I'm not a fan of tearing up Pope photos or defacating on Yankee jerseys. (oh... wait... about that last one... that's probably ok) But I'd never want to go so far as to make it illegal.
I love his reasoning:
"For me, a flag that I’m NOT allowed to burn is a symbol that the
government is too intrusive in my life. And it’s an insult to anyone
who died to defend freedom. But that’s just me. You might prefer your
symbols of freedom to have as many restrictions as possible.
It seems to me that the great thing about the flag is that it
symbolizes something inherently indestructible: the concept of freedom.
You can burn the flag as many times as you want and the concept of
freedom is not only still there – it’s stronger. I like that about my
flag. I would go so far as to say it’s my flag’s best feature."
The American Flag: Growing stronger with every match. You can't burn freedom, punks.