Look at your coinage, whose face is on it? Look at Egypt and the claim the Pharaohs had to divinity and the statues erected in their honor. Once the Greeks and Romans would erect these statues of their deities. Now we erect the statues for our modern American demigods. They litter the capitol and our state capitals.
There is s sense of devotion that any dissent or question of certain accepted norms and powers of the state is a form of blasphemy. Did you let your flag touch the ground? Don