EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503
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June 11, 1997
H.J.Res. 54 - Constitutional Amendment Against Flag Desecration
(Solomon (R) New York and 284 cosponsors)
The President is deeply committed to protection of the United States flag and
will continue to condemn those who show it any form of disrespect. The
Administration believes, however, that efforts to limit the First Amendment to
make a narrow exception for flag desecration are misguided. The Congress
should be deeply reluctant to tamper with the First Amendment, which has never
been amended since it was adopted more than 200 years ago.