The National Flag of a country depicts its identity in the comity of nations. Every country of any significance has a National Flag. This item of a country identifies itself with the character and the typical characteristics of country.
The flag is a symbol of the country and it deserves respect. People give their lives every day for the flag defending country. People have always given great respect to the flag. Everyone should learn how to treat the flag. Respect for the flag should never be something that is lost.
The flag promotes respect for the country. If a country begin to encourage its children at a young age to respect its flag, they will in turn learn to be respectful of other important aspects of the society. Pledging allegiance to the flag will remind the youth to be respectful of the country and its people.
However, some people think differently about burning national flag. They think it is a more preferable form of protest than most. Where as politicians are bombarded with angry letters from citizens daily, soldier are slandered by the news, president is hated across the world; flag burning doesn't actually do anything except for burn a piece of cloth. It has no harmful effects on anyone except possibly the burner if they are not careful. This makes it much more preferable than forms of protest such as crime, true arson, parades (potentially clogging traffic), and many others. Even civil disobedience has drawbacks that flag burning will never have.
We may criticize ever so severely our country, but we are disrespectful to the flag at our peril." The difference lies in that the flag is a symbolic representation of all that which the nation is; the flag represents the past, present and future and is not associated with particular policies and governments, as may be the nation at any given time. It is within the context of that which the flag stands for that intolerance towards flag burning should be understood. Nations are intolerant of...