So many bigger issues to deal with

Regarding the Monday letter, “Support effort to ban flag desecration”: I’m a Marine combat veteran from the first Gulf war. When I put my life on the line I didn’t realize I was doing it for some American freedoms only. The letter writer urges us to contact our senators to pass an amendment to keep American citizens from desecrating the flag.

First of all , is this really that big of a deal when every day more of our troops are dying in this so-called noble cause? If you want to respect a veteran go to the VA hospital and help someone with their rehab. There are so many larger issues out there right now. I also want to urge Americans to do something. Quit picking these issues that appeal to Joe Beercan. We are smarter than that. I fought for our right to burn the flag if that’s your thing. Take that right away and what will be next? The ability to make choices about our own bodies? Not being able to be with a certain person you love because it bothers others due to color or sex maybe? Where does it stop? Can we please let congress deal with some real issues?

Scott Beane

Arlington

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