Friday, August 6, 2004
My Ultimate Test of Freedom
If I ever got naturalized as a US citizen, as an ultimate test of freedom. The first thing I would do is to buy an American flag, a bottle of highly combustible fluid, and a cigarette lighter. I would walk down to a crowded public place, soak the flag in the combustible fluid, and set it ablaze. And keep on shouting out like a madman "This is what I think of America!" while I franticly wave the burning flag. And wait to see if I get arrested for burning a sacred national symbol, that is only if the angry mob doesn't beat me to death first. The reason I would do this is not show that I hate America or anything like that, but to see if the law will uphold my right to free speech and expression (First Amendment).