Thursday, October 26, 2006

Teen Charged With Burning American Flag

Teen Charged With Burning American Flag

AP - A northeast Iowa teenager accused of burning an American flag is charged with second-degree arson and desecration of a flag under the state's flag desecration law.

Maryann Beck, 15, of Independence is accused of setting the flag on fire at the local VFW hall Tuesday night.

Police Chief Douglas Rasmussen says it was “a pure act of vandalism”. He says flag was on a flag pole outside the hall when it was set on fire.

Iowa law makes it illegal to publicly mutilate, deface, defile or defy the American flag.
Rasmussen says Beck was charged as a juvenile and she was turned over to her parents. He declined to comment on a possible motive.

Few things make me madder than the burning of our flag--and all the liberal 'free speech' snivelers can go wet themselves for all I care! If people don't respect their own flag enough to keep it sacred, they don't deserve the civil rights it stands for.

My father--and many other relatives--fought under that flag and defended it with their lives. I'm sorry all the peaceniks and anarchists and whiners-about-free- speech can't educate themselves well enough to have a better way to protest than to light a match to it. They WON'T do it around me!


Blogger JINGOIST said...

OK DONAL I'll fess up about a secret little fantasy of mine. I'm out walking by myself (or running) and I come across some maggot infested bast-rd trying to burn Old Glory. No witnesses, just me and Mr. Frumundacheese.
After beating this ACLU lawyer mercilessly for 5 minutes I shove the already desecrated flag in his........mouth and hog tie him for the next passerby to find.
What Fun! Glad to see you back at it.


1:58 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

After all the family I have that have served! I am not happy about flag burning, at all!


3:51 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

JINGO--You have me laughing so hard! And agreeing with every word of it!

4:34 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Aw hell we all have fantasies. A few of mine include doling out some "social justice." The rest can't be printed.


5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello big love of mine- both you and the US flag.
I love every one of its stripes and every one of its stars.
I still get emotional looking at an American flag swaying in the wind.
I hope God forgives me for what I think about people who desecrate it .
I do not need forgiveness from God for what I am thinking of you , friend.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello again.
I realized that I want my name up there with my post-
So here goes -
Batya loves the flag and the rest of AMERICA.

5:48 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

I miss you too Batya!!! It's so good to see you again! There was another batya at Beak's site one time and I said "hello", Beaker told me that it wasn't you. I'm overjoyed to have the "real deal" this time. I hope life has been good to you. You deserve all the best!


5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helo batya,nice to see you here. Someone needs to take this ungrateful,disrespectful little git by his heels and dunk his head up and down in a toilet bowl and wash the anti-American garbage out of his head. I'm reminded of that method of ''cleasning'' by a story some WW2 veteran friends of mine once told me about some little Hitler Youth kid they caught,who had been shooting at them. When they caught him,and this was toward the end of the war,seems the only English the kid knew was "Sieg Heil,we will win the war''.Well,the short of it was,these GIs found an old rain barrel and "We dunked this kids head in it,upside down till he started crying for his mother''. Cured the little Hitler Youth of that ''victory'' bs. Johnnymac.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


It was me at Beak's site for goodness sake .How many BATYAS ARE OUT THERE AND IN HERE !


Things are fine with me , working on an art show that , hopefully , will take place in Israel next June.
Boy , does it feel good talking with you .

Hope all is well with you .

6:04 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

BATYA! How nice to have you here! You're such a dear person! How great to have the whole gang over to "my" house!

6:14 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

BATYA--Your piece about the flag put tears in my eyes and my sisters!

6:18 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

DONAL "your house" is consistantly one of the highest quality sites I've ever seen. There are others out there with far less content and far more hits. A concept that I've yet to grasp. It IS good to see the "Gang" again!


6:28 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Thank you so much,Jingo! It really means the world to me to hear that from you! I have far more readers than commenters, but as long as I have wonderful friends like you all, I'm just fine!

6:47 PM  
Anonymous z said...

MORGAN! WHy so EASY on the guy? I kept reading hoping for a REAL punishment (Smile!)

BATYA! I'm glad to see you here.......a place where people can really talk and not be insulted and badgered by dubya, hank, frank, trickster, pat buchanan, etc. Well, why violate this lovely place with those names!?

re: the subject of flag burning. I don't trust myself to type here how I feel about'd all think too much less of me!!


8:03 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ZinLA--You're much too classy a lady for ANY of us to think less of you--it's just not possible!

2:24 PM  

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