Read­ers chal­lenge Pres­i­dent-elect Trump’s call for prison time for burn­ing U.S. flag.

The Denver Post - - NEWS - Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@ den­ver­ or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact us at 303-954-1331.

Re: “Trump floats jail time or loss of cit­i­zen­ship,” Nov. 30 news story.

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump has tweeted that those who burn the Amer­i­can flag should per­haps face prison time or lose their cit­i­zen­ship. Well, there you have it. No ap­par­ent ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the First Amend­ment or es­tab­lished law on the mat­ter. One won­ders whether by the time, in just a few short weeks, Trump takes the oath of of­fice to pre­serve, pro­tect and de­fend the Con­sti­tu­tion, he’ll have taken the time to read it. So, re­mind me again the orig­i­nal in­tent be­hind the Elec­toral Col­lege. Sam Walker, Den­ver

I’m not in­clined to­ward burn­ing the Amer­i­can flag; how­ever, I gave four years of ser­vice to my coun­try to sup­port the free­dom of those who are. I chal­lenge Don­ald Trump to make the same state­ment. Martin Vic­tor Pet­ters, Cen­ten­nial

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