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UTAH CONGRESSMEN OUTRAGED OVER DECISION

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Rep. Howard Nielson, R-Utah, joined a long list of members of Congress on Thursday who have expressed anger at the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled burning an American flag is a legal form of political protest.

"I am outraged at the decision," Nielson said.Saying "this defies all logic," Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, told reporters Friday that he also rejects the Supreme Court decision.

"I will support a constitutional amendment giving Congress the right to outlaw desecration of our flag," Garn said.

"I am angry," Garn said. "I'd use stronger language but it would get me in trouble."

"I also would like to limit the terms of justices who get lifetime tenure and become so arrogant they lose all sense. This is incredible. It lacks logic, it's stupid. Maybe we ought to close the law schools if this is the way lawyers think," he added.

"I doubt the Founding Fathers meant to grant the freedom to desecrate the flag they fought for," Garn added. "They said `speech' in the Bill of Rights, that's (indicating his lips) SPEECH."