Whenever we are giving precedence towards our earthly citizenship and our place of residence over our heavenly one, America the Great, or even the state that we live in, can become our idol. I am happy to be an American and to be blessed by God to live here, but this is not what I boast in and find my identity in. Being an American is not something I boast in. I will boast in the cross which makes me a citizen of a better and greater kingdom. Do you believe that we as Christians are in the greatest nation there is? Not America, but God’s holy nation and royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9)? This world is not our home. America is not where we belong. This country is not where our citizenship lies. We are pilgrims in America! Paul tells us in Philippians 3:19-20 that our citizenship is in Heaven. My devotion and love first and foremost belongs to God’s kingdom. That is where my citizenship primarily lies. If we are going to be "patriotic", should we not be patriotic towards the country of our primary citizenship?
Which national identity do you give precedent to? Which do you give more devotion to? The Kingdom of America or the Kingdom of God? Your answer to these questions may go to show whether your "patriotism" has reached the level of idolatry. Pay attention to the things you post online and what you say to people. Often our words show which country we are more devoted to.