We're once more at that time of year when the Republicon party stops the conveyer belt transferring boxes of dollars to big business and special interest groups and turns its attention to winning over the Joe 5-pack crowd with Constitution amendments to ensure that all Americans love their moms, are rabidly patriotic, and don't scratch their balls while singing the anthem. Nothing could be more ridiculous. Or so you'd think. Except for perhaps Hillary Clinton voicing her support for this nonsense, demonstrating that she can be just as opportunistic and cynical as her Republicon mates.
Perhaps I'm being too harsh. Laws ensuring patriotic fervor haven't been entirely unsuccessful abroad. We have the example of North Korea, where people get arrested and tortured for ripping up a news article with a picture of the Great Leader (he, who like the suns, sheds light on the people and makes the plants and children to grow). Perhaps we can make a deal with the North--go ahead and test your latest missile. In return, send a team of legal experts to help us with drafting and implementing (yes, implementation is the fun part) of our own "patriotic" laws.