Sorry to say there are no such laws. In Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989) the Supreme Court of the United States invalidated laws on desecrating the American flag due to the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution, freedom of speech.
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Justice Scalia, who was in the majority in the Texas case stated once “If it were up to me, I would put in jail every sandal-wearing, scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag,But I am not king.”
Sorry but you don't get much legal support. I will tell you my personal stance.....
I have served in the United States military for over 36 years... I have taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution... I have served in combat zones to stand up for the rights of free speech...in that I have defended an American's right to treat the flag with disrespect.
Understand that those who framed the Constitution would not have been called patriots if Britain would have won. They would have been branded as criminals and terrorists for acts like the Boston Tea Party. Do I like seeing the flag desecrated? Absolutely Not! Will I ever support penalties to prevent desecration? Absolutely Not! If we can block flag burning as a form of political protest, what's next? I will never want to see us go down the slippery slope. Freedom is not free, that's just a small price to pay to live under the Flag that symbolizes freedom...
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There is no law against this and, given the First Amendment, there can be no law prohibiting this. As such is the case, there is no punishment for performing a lawful act, even if that act is distasteful to many people.
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