The American Legion – January 14, 2010


Legionnaires are asked to rally support for the flag amendment in both the House and Senate.


House Joint Resolution 47, introduced by Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., currently has 80 co-sponsors.


Thanks to the efforts of Legionnaires in the departments of West Virginia, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Idaho, all of those respective states’ representatives have signed on as co-sponsors.


The amendment, which reads, “The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States,” currently is assigned to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. H.J. Res 47’s companion piece in the Senate – S.J. Res. 15, introduced by Sen. David Vitter, R-La. – has 26 co-sponsors. The measure has been referred to the Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary.


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