The American Flag today, is not the great, great, grandchild of the original Flag of the Revolution. Hopefully all will take a few moments and conduct a search of the Flag of 1776. Same colors - different Flag. It is more than the Thirteen Stars Vs. the Fifty on the current One.
I'm very patriotic to America that was founded on Christian-principles; and to the U.S.C. only! The oath to the American-Constitution - is for life.
The white on the Flag = purity, and innocence. The red = hardness, valor. The blue = justice, vigilance, preservation. Individually these colors don't mean much; but together they represent a Three-Braided-Cord, that is not easily broken[Eccles.4:12]
In 1776 when the Red, White, and Blue was flown, and the Declaration of Independence was pronounced; the intent was that the federal government would be small, with very limited powers/authority. The power belong to the People and individual States[Colonies] - except during the threat or actual attack of America: called Common Defense.
Red, White, and Blue begin making a wrong turn in 1961 when Progressive got involved in a serious power grab, that was totally against the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution nationalizing America. This is when the Constitution was tossed in the out-house, and the Flag begin to be employed to wrap up bovine-do.
"In God we trust." Which God is that? What is HIS name? "One nation under God", again which One. The first of the Ten Commandments is "You shall have no other gods before ME." Democracy is Socialism and neither of these words are found in the U.S.C.. The American Flag of the Revolutionary war was a very powerful symbol because it represented group that volunteered to come together and fight the same cause[Common Defense].