If you are willing to harm someone over burning their own flag, then you are placing the US flag at the same level as the Ark of the Covenant. This country and the people that serve it, sin regularly and with gusto daily. How does that justify placing the flag at the level of a god, its idols, or an icon of Adonai?
Where in the Torah does one declare that the flag is to be holy, given the same respect as the temple utensils?
You cannot serve two masters. The scriptures call out God and Mammon, but for people stuck in the religion of nationalism, they are worshipping God and Flag. The flag will never answer a prayer unless your prayer is for the flag to work as a light blanket.
I am not trying to cause strife, I am telling you that being violent over a thing, means that you are holding that thing in the highest regard. To hold it in high enough regard to disregard Adonai’s commandments, and Yeshua’s discipleship standard means that you are willing to place that thing in the place of Adonai. You are performing idolatry.
9 “Therefore I will yet contend with you,” declares the LORD,
“And with your sons’ sons I will contend.
10 “For cross to the coastlands of Kittim and see,
And send to Kedar and observe closely
And see if there has been such a thing as this!
NOTE THIS BELOW: Jeremiah 2:11-13
11 “Has a nation changed gods
When they were not gods?
But My people have changed their glory
For that which does not profit.
12 “Be appalled, O heavens, at this,
And shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD.
13 “For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me,
The fountain of living waters,
To hew for themselves cisterns,
That can hold no water.