Mosques. Flag pins. Freedom fries. Flapdoodle.
The right keeps the country stirred up about things that are symbolic but meaningless in real-world terms — flags, gay marriage, public religious displays, “support the troops” magnets, etc.
They are all matters of semantics, useful for keeping the American public distracted from the police-state erosions of its liberty and the corporate picking of its pockets.
In America, flag-waving, education-hating, xenohobic fatuousness is always the first refuge of a scoundrel, and of the fools who follow him -- or, in Palin's and Bachmann's case, her.