Donald Trump Wants To Throw American Flag Burners In Jail

The president-elect wrote in a tweet on Nov. 29, "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"

President-elect Donald Trump is thinking about arresting or revoking the citizenship of American flag burners. 

This is not going to happen. CNN reports that the Supreme Court has ruled that Americans have the right to defile the American flag twice, in 1989 and 1990. 

CNN legal analyst Steve Vladeck condemns Trump's "plan"  — if you can call it that — as a clear violation of constitutional entitlements. 

"In addition to ignoring the Supreme Court's clear teaching that flag burning is constitutionally protected speech, Mr. Trump's tweet also casually suggests that citizens should lose their citizenship as a 'penalty' for such acts," Vladeck said. "Even if flag burning wasn't protected, it would still be unconstitutional to deprive someone of their citizenship without some voluntary act on their part to renounce their allegiance to the United States or pledge fealty to a foreign sovereign."

Needless to say, Twitter had a lot of opinions about Trump's insane declaration.

One user pointed out the utter hypocrisy of his assertion.

A tweet from user Dave Itzkoff, which features a photo of DNC hero Khizr Khan, wins the entire debate.

Please sit down, Trump. Sincerely, Twitter.

Banner Image Credit: Flickr, Nate Pesce

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