Fun History Fact,
In 1918 E.V. Starr was convicted under the Montana Sedition Act and sentenced to 10-20 years of prison and hard labor for refusing to kiss the US Flag. Accosted by a mob after rumors were spread that Starr was against America’s entry into World War I, Starr refused to kiss the flag stating,
"What is this thing anyway? Nothing but a piece of cotton with a little paint on it, and some other marks in the corner there. I will not kiss that thing. It might be covered with microbes."
You should really read about the US’s conduct towards peace activists and conscientious objectors during this period