Look who also wanted to protect the US flag!

It seems that the sight of Americans gleefully burning and otherwise destroying the American flag has a long history of upsetting most Americans of both parties.  So eleven years before president-elect Donald Trump (R) suggested imprisonment or revocation of citizenship for flag-burners, several senators introduced the Flag Protection Act of 2005, which would have outlawed desecrating the flag.  Those who violated the law would have been subjected to jail time and a heavy fine.  

Several Democratic senators agreed to co-sponsor Senate Bill 1911:

Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D-N.Y.)

10/24/2005

Sen. Boxer, Barbara (D-Calif.)

06/27/2006

Sen. Carper, Thomas R. (D-Del.)

06/27/2006

Sen. Pryor, Mark L. (D-Ark.)

09/28/2006

Yes, that Hillary Clinton, the recently defeated presidential candidate, agreed to this.

It seems that the sight of Americans gleefully burning and otherwise destroying the American flag has a long history of upsetting most Americans of both parties.  So eleven years before president-elect Donald Trump (R) suggested imprisonment or revocation of citizenship for flag-burners, several senators introduced the Flag Protection Act of 2005, which would have outlawed desecrating the flag.  Those who violated the law would have been subjected to jail time and a heavy fine.  

Several Democratic senators agreed to co-sponsor Senate Bill 1911:

Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D-N.Y.)

10/24/2005

Sen. Boxer, Barbara (D-Calif.)

06/27/2006

Sen. Carper, Thomas R. (D-Del.)

06/27/2006

Sen. Pryor, Mark L. (D-Ark.)

09/28/2006

Yes, that Hillary Clinton, the recently defeated presidential candidate, agreed to this.