[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
From the Simpsons:
Amendment Song Lyrics
Boy: Hey, who left all this garbage on the steps of Congress?
Amendment: I’m not garbage, kid.
I’m an amendment to be
Yes an amendment to be
And I’m hoping that they ratify me
There’s a lot of flag burners
Who have got too much freedom
I wanna make it legal for policemen
To beat 'em 'cause there’s limits to our liberty
At least I hope and pray that there are
'Cause those liberal freaks go too far
Boy: But why can’t we just make a law against flag burning?
Amendment: Because that law would be unconstitutional
But if we CHANGED the Constitution…
Boy: Then we could make all sorts of crazy laws!
Amendment: Now you’re catching on!
Bart: What the hell is this?
Lisa: It’s one of those campy 70s throwbacks that appeal to Generation X-ers
Bart: We need another Vietnam. Thin out their ranks a little.
Boy: But what if people say you’re not good enough to be in the Constitution?
Amendment: Then I"ll crush all opposition to me
And I’ll make Ted Kennedy pay
If he fights back
I’ll say that he’s gay
Congressman: Good news, Amendment! They ratified you.
You’re in the U.S. Constitution!
Amendment: Oh yeah! Door’s open, boys!
(sounds of gun and bomb-toting amendments running into the Capitol)
It is a right of protest just like anything else. Its kind of dumb when Americans do it, and I personally wouldn’t show that much disrespect to it. Even if you don’t like what it stands for now, don’t deny the history.
But to make an amendment? That would be a bad thing…nothing like promoting Nationalism though…