Viewers React to Donald Trump's Comments About Punishing Those Who Burn the American Flag | NECN

Viewers React to Donald Trump's Comments About Punishing Those Who Burn the American Flag

The president-elect said anyone who burns the American flag must face 'consequences'

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    Following President-elect Donald Trump's remarks that any person who burns the American flag will face 'consequences,' viewers reacted both in favor and against the comments.

    Monica Scanlan from Washington, New Hampshire, commented on the necn Facebook page agreeing with the comments.

    She said, "No one should be allowed to burn the flag or disrespect our Country in any way! If they do not respect all that is afforded to them in the USA, let them go and live in another country and see how that works for them!"

    Michael Moore from New Bedford, Massachusetts, agreed with Monica and added, "There should be consequences. Sick of these destroying our flag. A lot of soldiers have died protecting our flag and country. Its a slap in the face to everyone who has died defending the United States of America!"

    "Burning the flag is an act that should be punishable by a fine or jail," commented Cindy Williams.

    Other viewers strongly disagreed with Trump's comments citing the First Amendment and freedom of speech.

    Derek Mello posted, "Although I do believe it should be illegal to burn the flag, I support the right to freedom of speech & expression. Burning the flag has been supported by the supreme court in rulings previously."

    "We're going backwards" added Rich Sullivan from Medford, Massachusetts.

    "Not against the law. Don't agree with burning, but legal," Tom Santos posted.

    Among the consequences Trump suggested was a possible loss of citizenship.

    Let us know what you think by commenting on the necn Facebook page or emailing us at shareit@necn.com.

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