Compare and contrast the robust libertarianism of this article from the Chicago Sun Times with the lame political correctness of our press. Mark Steyn's point about the stupidity of "protecting" the American flag is exactly right. It could (and should) be just as easily applied to our Government's ridiculous laws to protect religious people from "insults".
It's far better to know what people really think. Then we have a chance for public debate. If an idea is really dangerous, isn't it better to know who believes in it? Isn't it better to have the chance to challenge it and to try to win people away from it? Suppressing ideas merely legitimises - even glamourises - them. As Steyn rightly says, the war of ideas is best fought in the open.
Don't worry, Old Glory can take the heat