Yes, I exaggerated a little in the headline.
In fact, the nation didn’t save the flag. (I’ll leave aside the question of how threatened it was.)
Regardless, the "flag-burning" measure passed the House, has been given a head-nod by the States, and failed in the Senate by a single vote. The President said he wanted to sign it.
By contrast, a moderate measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions failed to win even a majority in the Senate a couple of years ago, never even came up for a vote in the House, and would have been vetoed by the President, if by some miracle it reached his desk.
Logically it follows then, if we can trust the "100 top climate scientists" contacted by the AP about the science in An Inconvenient Truth, than continuing to emit greenhouse gases means we will all too soon begin Al Gore called "a slide towards destruction."
Is it an exaggeration to say our elected representatives would rather save the flag than the planet?
Please, show me the flaw in my logic. I want to see it.