I do believe that we have serious problems, and that "we are not OK". However, turning your back on the flag at the 4th of July is not going to win you any friends. It is your right to do it, I just don't think it is a good approach. The flag symbolizes the entire country, and the entire country is not at fault.
A better approach would be to focus on issues. As Ron Paul said: liberty is popular. Many people will solute the flag, while still agreeing with you that we have a wasteful and out of control federal government. I firmly believe that the majority of Americans are libertarians, it is just that many don't know it yet. Liberty is what the 4th of July was about in the first place.
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
-C. S. Lewis
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