And yes, I chose the words of that title carefully. Not that other people haven’t used those same words, of course.
Just to clear things up: I think the American flag is just fine, and does not need to be touched up in order to pay homage to some politician. Also, when I place my hand over my heart, it usually is to say the Pledge of Allegiance, or to sing the national anthem. I have never placed my hand over my heart to pledge eternal, unswerving loyalty to some political figure.
To do so, frankly, is to forget what America is all about. And I plan on voting against any candidate whose campaign tries to foster that particular sense of national amnesia.