I was happy to see that the Senate yesterday did not pass a Constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to outlaw the desecration of the American flag. As the Washington Post points out, the voting lines were a bit unusual, with some unlikely Democrats supporting the amendment. Apart from, I don't know, being just fine with people burning flags if they want, I always get a bit queasy when Congress threatens to amend the Constitution. Flag-burning this week, banning gay marriage next . . . the lawmakers who want to use the Constitution to advance their very exclusive social agenda should just, well, stop. Sigh.