As a child I'd never believe one day Americans would have to live in fear about flying the flag of the United States from the own property. I'd never think there could be a moment of doubt who'd you'd root for in an international sports match. I'd never believe if someone raised here would tell told me this flag was a symbol of oppression while they spouted socialist tyranny as the way I must live. In too many ways the world is upside down, mostly from a lack of education rooted in natural law.
Yes I am missing pride in our flag and the ideals of valor, unity, balancing self interests, and reach for the goal of being one with God it clearly enshrines.