Attn, DC Reasonoids: Flag-Desecration Amendment Forum, June 6


The Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center is hosting a forum on the moronic flag-desecration amendment that has already passed the House of Representatives and is only a few votes shy of passing in the Senate (then, if my Schoolhouse Rock memory serves, it's on to the states for ratification).

Details of the coming forum, which will be held 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the National Press Club's First Amendment Room (13th floor, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.):

Given the importance of such an amendment–it would be the first time in history that the Bill of Rights would be amended—the First Amendment Center, a non-profit educational organization, has convened the program at the press club. In addition to the presentations and panel discussion, a special report on the flag amendment will be released. The First Amendment Center commissioned First Amendment lawyer Robert Corn-Revere to write the report, "Implementing a Flag-Desecration Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: An end to the controversy … or a new beginning?"

Appearing in the press club event:

Adrian Cronauer, a national director of the Citizen's Flag Alliance and co-author of the original story for the major motion picture "Good Morning, Vietnam!," who will present the argument on behalf of a flag protection amendment.

James H. Warner, former Vietnam prisoner of war and a former domestic policy adviser to President Reagan, who will argue against the amendment.

Robert Corn-Revere, of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP of Washington, D.C., who will discuss the legal and practical implications if such an amendment were approved.

Paul McMasters, First Amendment Ombudsman at the First Amendment Center, will moderate the presentations and a question and answer session afterward.