@ Sassan K.
A flag is a piece of cloth, a symbol. There's nothing to desecrate. To value a piece of cloth over the health and well-being of people, both here and abroad, is appalling. It's a fanaticism that's as bad as the worst types of religious fanaticism.
Sassan has more respect and dignity for a piece of cloth than he does for what it stands for. One of the great things that America does for its people is to provide them with freedom, something I think you wouldn't deny. And one of those freedoms is freedom of expression. Just because you don't agree with the message, or think that the vehicle for that message is wrong, doesn't mean that you can accuse people of being anti-American, especially those people who have served while you have not. It is a low form of thinking which regards the symbols of what one stands for higher than the actual principles. And yes, that kind of simplistic thinking is characteristic of fascism.
Have I ever made the claim that flag burning should be made illegal? This is what makes America the most free country in the world: you are allowed to be an anti-American self-hating scumbag. It is my right to express that sentiment as is one's right to be a self-hating and unappreciative scum in that America symbolizes freedom and hope worldwide. It is as simple as that.
Now you are trying to limit my free speech and you are talking about what is and what is not a characteristic of fascism?? Unbelievable.