Thankfully, the Flag Desecration Amendment failed. Thirty-four patriotic Senators voted against the amendment, sending it to the showers for at least another year.
A couple of interesting quotes from the closing debate. First is Senator Bill Frist:
And then Senator Daniel Inouye:
Amen, Senator. I should note that Inouye lost his right arm in combat during World War II and was later awarded the Medal of Honor. A patriot indeed.