The flag stands for freedom of speech.that must be respected above the symbol. Those who died for freedoms are respected, but the US is changing.
Trump made three comments for respecting the flag. (Newser.com) He would say “You’re fired” to those who don’t “respect” the flag, but let’s look again.
#1. The flag is a symbol of the nation, “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men were created equal.” But since its conception, this baby has changed and is in danger of abortion. This is not the same nation as when Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln lived.
#2. Respect is “admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.” What the pioneers lived for… what men in service die for, is fast-fading. “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams, 2nd President of the United States.
#3. Obama said, “Change has come to America.” His unwillingness to pledge allegiance was overlooked. Respect is like love. It cannot be commanded or forced. Forced love is rape. Forced respect is rape of the mind. An employee can fired, but he shouldn’t be robbed of freedom of expression.
Disrespect for our government is earned by congress. When confronted by medical literature that prescription drugs were a leading cause of death, a senator said, “You are wasting your time, they own us,” speaking of drug donations for re-election. They wrote most of Obamacare.