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If you haven’t seen this patriotic routine, it is absolutely something you don’t want to miss. Two legendary magicians often perform a nationally known trick for their audience that seemingly involves burning the American flag. It was no doubt a controversial trick — but hidden behind the smoke lay a paramount lesson about Old Glory’s true meaning. INCREDIBLE!
VIA| Without the freedoms afforded to it by the Bill of Rights, the flag “means nothing” — but “with that freedom, with our Bill of Rights, it’s the greatest symbol on earth.”
“It’s magic,” he added.
Bingo. It is not the flag itself that carries value but rather the freedoms it represents, including the freedom to burn it. And incidentally, America’s most cherished warriors and heroes agreed with this message.
“I sure hope no one misunderstands our simple message, because I promise you that although many other Americans love this country as much as I do — no one loves it more,” Penn concluded. “America has always been great.”