Penn & Teller Burn a Flag in The White House

Not only is the magic trick performed by Penn & Teller in the video below awesome (burning the American flag enclosed in the Bill of Rights in the White House!)... it is a powerful statement that raises a set of important questions concerning the 1st Amendment and the right to free expression guaranteed by our Constitution definitely well worth thinking about.

There are those who consider flag-burning treasonous, or at the very least unpatriotic and insulting to our great nation, but as Penn & Teller demonstrate in this bit, that kind of black-and-white interpretation may itself be rooted in a misunderstanding (or perhaps even an outright denial) of the principles of liberty that our nation is supposed to represent...




And because they wouldn't be Penn & Teller without showing you how they did it while taking it one step of further awesomeness, here they are again:




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