Since the US Flag Code states:
§176. Respect for flag
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.
and, therefore is in violation of worshipping "idols"
I began saying this for a few years now, and I thought I would share it with you:
I pledge Allegiance to the Constitution
of the United States of America, and
to the Republic for which it stands,
With Liberty and Justice for All
I know, this too, can be considered "idolatry", but, I can find no Code regarding it. But, there it is. Just as our troops, President and others swear to uphold the Constitution, so do I.
We as a Nation have fetishized the flag to the point of ridicule.