Donald Trump Wants To Outlaw Burning The American Flag
But burning the flag is an act protected by the First Amendment, and the Supreme Court has been hesitant to change that.By Briana Altergott | November 29, 2016
Burning the American flag should be a crime, according to Donald Trump.
The president-elect addressed the issue in a tweet early Tuesday morning: "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"
But burning the flag is an act protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. And the U.S. Supreme Court has been very hesitant to change that.