Over July the 4th weekend, some liberals followed the advice of a leftist journalist and decided to protest Republican Donald Trump in an unsettling way by flying the stars and stripes of the American flag upside down for the holiday.

During the previous July the 4th, when Trump was at the height of his outsider campaign for the presidency, a 22 year old militant liberal in Illinois named Bryton Mellot decided that he protest the United States as a whole by taking pictures of himself posting the American flag and posting them on his social media.

Thankfully, Bryton was arrested for his reckless act, on grounds that he violated Illinois state law against desecrating the American flag. Somehow, he ended up getting released from prison without any charges getting pressed against him.

Commented the liberal about why he decidesd to burn the U.S. flag on Independence Day, “I am not proud to be an American. In this moment, being proud of my country is to ignore the atrocities committed against people of color, people living in poverty, people who identify as women, and against my own queer community on a daily basis.”

He added, “I would like to one day feel a sense of pride toward my nationality again. But too little progress has been made. Too many people still suffer at the hands of politicians influenced by special interests. Too many people are still being killed and brutalized by a police force plagued with authority complexes and racism.” Mellot concluded, “Too many people are allowed to be slaughtered for the sake of gun manufacturer profits. Too many Americans hold hate in their hearts in the name of their religion and for fear of others. And that’s only to speak of domestic issues.” Do you think Mellot should have gone to jail for this?