The lyrics from an old John Prine song seem ominously foretelling today:
Your flag decal won’t get you into heaven anymore
It’s already overcrowded from that dirty little war.
Given the immense popularity of the U.S. flag since September 11, 2001, and the possibility (probability?) that we’ll be at war soon….
I used to sleep at the foot of Old Glory
And awaken at dawn’s early light
But much to my surprise
When I opened my eyes
I was a victim of the great compromise
Perhaps we all are, John, perhaps we all are.