Sen. Kevin Cramer has made himself a co-sponsor of a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would create an exception to the First amendment for flag burning. While presently burning the U.S. flag is legal, as it should be, the amendment Cramer is backing would give Congress the power to make flag burning illegal.

The full text of the amendment is below, but here’s the key language: ‘‘The Congress shall have power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.’’

Simple enough, but this is problematic for a number of reasons.

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