Arlo Guthrie: From flag burning to Ron Paul

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As reported earlier this week, Arlo Guthrie has come out in support of libertarian Republican Ron Paul for president.

But a former young conservative leader remembers an earlier foray into politics by the famous folkie.

“At the Young America’s Foundation’s 1970 national convention in Houston, we  turned down Arlo’s request to attend when he and his visiting colleagues insisted on burning a U.S. flag,” the leader from YAF’s glory days told Yeas & Nays. “Encouraging it is to see him years later embrace the thoughtfulness of Congressman Paul.”
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