WATCH – Johnny Cash: ‘If You Burn My Flag I’ll Shoot You’


A video of the late Johnny Cash introducing his song “Ragged Old Flag” during a live performance demonstrates how Cash’s love for America, America’s flag, and the 2nd Amendment intersected.

Standing in an arena packed with fans, Cash says, “I think God for all the freedoms we’ve got in this county. I cherish them. Even the rights to burn the flag, you know, I’m proud of those rights.” Boos and jeers began to rise from the crowd at the mention of the burning the flag and Cash held up his hand, quieting the audience, then added, “But I’ll tell you what. We’ve also got a right to bear arms and if you burn my flag I’ll shoot you.”

The audience erupted with applause. Watch the video here:

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