From the NYTimes (reg required, or bugmenot), via Digg:
WASHINGTON, June 27 — The Senate today fell one vote short of approving a constitutional amendment that would have enabled Congress to ban desecration of the American flag.
The vote was 66 to 34. To pass, the measure needed 67 votes.
One vote. That's too fucking close. There are 66 Senators who either don't get freedom of speech or don't care about it. Additionally, I don't think they understand patriotism either.
The whole thing reeks of a political land grab and it's disgusting.