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We all sometimes wonder if Republicans holding high office have any true convictions. A recent vote in the Senate suggests that maybe some of them do. The silly flag burning amendment failed in the Senate last week by just one vote. Three Republicans voted no. One Republican no was from Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island. Senator Chaffee is running for his life this year in a state that should not be sending a Republican to the Senate. His vote is no big deal in Rhode Island. However, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, someone almost always on the dark side, and Senator Robert Bennett of Utah also voted no. If either of these men had switched their vote the amendment would have gone to the states. It seems that both Mr. McConnell and Mr. Bennett acted out of principle. They realized a flag amendment would cheapen the Constitution.  

July 6, 2006 - Posted by | Politics

1 Comment »

  1. your blog about the vote to “protect” the flag is important in many respects. I believe we should give credit where credit is due, and the 3 Republicans who understood this, and the Democrats who voted no as well deserve recognition. This will be an election issue because some pollster somewhere will tell some empty head that this is about patriotism and standing up for what’s right – the problem will be that the YES vote will get credit for being patriots and for doing the right thing. When we know that the real patriots said no.

    Comment by Jenny O | August 4, 2006

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