Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Burn a flag

Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun captured our thoughts on flag burning in his column today:
This Fourth of July, I believe I will burn an American flag.

It's the right thing to do. We brought this particular forlorn flag back home with us after our annual Cape Cod vacation. A windstorm before we arrived on the cape had shredded it. So we carefully folded the flag and set it aside.

I believe I will burn it along with front pages of The New York Times and The Boston Globe in a stack of old newspapers. Front pages with bold headlines about the U.S. Supreme Court destroying the Bush administration's legal arguments relating to its handling of detainees in the war on terrorism.

Fitting companions as symbols of free speech and our Bill of Rights.

The entire column is here.

Magnificat, the monthly liturgical prayer book, has the following in today’s Morning Prayer:
God of all peoples and nations, you have called those who live in this land to pursue your vision of freedom, justice and peace for all. Keep us faithful to your gifts, that we may use them for the world’s good and the good of our own nation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

You can request a sample copy of this wonderful spiritual aid here or go here to learn more about the magazine.