I'm not and it's why I dumped the Republican party long ago. Anyone who values the flag over liberty doesn't understand what this country stands for to begin with. Everyone who ever died for this country didn't do it so people could be ridiculed by the vice president for standing up or even kneeling down for something they believe in. For him to flaunt his belief that pageantry is more important than liberty in such an adolescent way is the ultimate disrespect for that office and this country. The first sign of fascism is a government run by a my way or the highway approach. Our liberty has shrunk with every President you just named and apparently now these guys don't even feel the need to hide it anymore. Anyway nice discussion, but I've got some football to watch.
You cited "fascism" in your quoted comment, which is yet another misguided Democrat talking point. There is a major difference in nationalism, as in pride in ones sovereign country, and "fascism", which is a term that really only applies to Benito Mussolini, a LEFTIST who used Socialism AND nationalism to push his political agenda. The flag is just s symbol of the liberty these ingrates were born with due to the sacrifices of those who came before them.
If you want to get right down to it, the "protest" itself isn't even justified. What if white people suddenly started peacefully "protesting" the statistical FACT that they are 4 times more likely to be violently victimized by blacks, than blacks are by whites? How would the media report on that? In fact, why isn't that a more prominent discussion? Each race has poverty, but why is the black community so proportionally unbalanced when it comes to single mothers and violent crime? Why is that not being discussed and addressed? Is it possible if not likely that police approach black offenders more aggressively because black offenders are mathematically more likely to commit violence against them? Even beyond that, black or hispanic police officers are more likely to shoot unarmed black civilians than white police officers, so does the racial narrative really apply?
I know it's easy to take the easy road and support the "protesters" here, but it changes nothing. It literally changes nothing. If you want to SOLVE these social issues then an honest discussion needs to take place in this country, and right now, there is almost no honesty regarding this issue. It's all political. Liberals/Democrats don't want to solve it because let's face it, if the black community really assessed how they have been used as political pawns for DECADES by the Democrat Party through identity politics, they wouldn't support the Democrat Party and the liberal mainstream media wouldn't bother to exploit them for ratings. "Protesting" the flag isn't even the proper course of protest.