Uncle Josh Considers Flags and Actions
There was an image floating around the internet a few days ago: stick figures, one or two waving a swastika flag and two other figures arguing about punching the Nazis. I can’t find the image but it started an argument that some may see the flying of the swastika an action of free speech, and as reprehensible as that is, it is something we must accept. The other stick figure argued that the supreme court has explicitly said inciting speech is not protected. I still need to look up the context for that decision.
I am not sure if waving a flag is an inciting action or not.
Then I came across this story of the Rainbow Flag (http://www.sftravel.com/article/brief-history-rainbow-flag) and there it absolutely claims that displaying the Rainbow Flag is an action.
If displaying this flag is an action, then displaying other flags is an action, and so waving a swastika in my face is an action and therefore punchable? I’m afraid I wouldn’t have the internal strength to punch a Nazi, and that might make me a bad American.