No one, least of all me, is talking about imprisoning or killing folks or saying that it’s not someone’s 1st Amendment right to display such a flag.<quoted text>
Yes, I think one can get their point across without changing the colors of the flag. However, I will support someone's right to create a piece of art that represents their feelings and ideology. That is the beauty of our country. We don't imprison or kill people for displaying drawings that we don't like.
IMO, I think that when people use statements or images for shock value, they lose much of the message because people are too focused on the shock. Not everyone shares my opinion, though, and they are free to express themselves however they like. They just have to be prepared for any reactions from their audience.
What I am saying is that some things like our nation’s flag should not be used in in such a manner. Just like someone who is against gay marriage should not take our nation’s flag and use the stars to spell out “god hates gays,” regardless of whether this represents their feelings and ideology. It's just not appropriate (which is not the same as saying it is illegal).