fox news is really beating Chubby Checker in teaching how to dance the Twist.
1) in the Minnesota, flags were put up in violation of State Law. And if you bothered to THINK and do a little more research that what the media spoon-fed you, you would know that the SAME agency who told VFW to take the flags down will also no be placing flags on overpasses by request - http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2699473.shtml?cat=1
2) hell, even in yr second news story, the mall (private company NOT a public entity) changed it's mind about it's decision.
3) Dunno why you posted this link but it's b.s as well. Headline focuses on school
confidence but the poll actually is about confidence in America as a whole - even the article eventually points this out: The survey released Wednesday also found record lows in public confidence in churches or organized religion, banks and television news.
4) to specifically answer you, NO, it is not really happening. There is not a National persecution of the American flag. That is ONLY happening in yr head, m'man. Quit smoking the fox - everything is fine LoLz