"Blind respect" are you serious right now??
Look, I'm not saying America is perfect dude, because it certainly isn't. But please tell me... What country is??
The fact of the matter is. There is just some shit you shouldn't do, whether you have the "freedom" to do so or not. I am well aware the flag (any flag) is just "a piece of cloth" I'm not saying respect "cloth" I'm saying you should respect what it represent.
Just show respect, damn, its common curtesy. And it's funny, the people who are saying it's just a piece of cloth, I guarantee if it were a "gay" flag somebody burned or pissed on etc.. you'd be calling them homophobic.. Why? It's just cloth Double standard, much? Or better yet, if Donald Trump did it haha boy... LOOK OUT!!