Does the Constitution need a new amendment to ban the desecration of the American flag? Or is flag burning protected free speech? Vote now in our “Next 10 Amendments” project!
We presented 10 topics for discussion starting this summer and the online debates were moderated by Chris Phillips, research fellow of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and executive director of the nonprofit organization Democracy Café.
We also asked readers to suggest wording for proposed amendments, which went to our editorial board. And after reading the comments and suggestions, we have 10 proposed amendments for our readers to consider.
So exercise your civic duty, join the discussion and check back on Constitution Day to see what America has to say about our founding document.
Note: Suggested amendments come from readers and represent different viewpoints, and not the viewpoint of the National Constitution Center.
CURRENT VOTE: Desecration or burning of the American flag.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT: ““It shall be a Federal crime to desecrate the flag of the United States.”
VOTE BELOW. (If you can’t see the voting box below, click this link.)