Respect it but first respect the country.
Every person should respect his country, after all, every country has its phases of darkness and light, it will require a very dumb person to say that his or her country is without that. All of it was, is dark or light. But as we or our ancestors are responsible for the good, bad we should never give up on our own country and in place of hating it we should try to hate the bad things in it and try to change it.
No one is perfect, but most of us are quite respectable, but if we let our bad things grow and just sing songs of our own virtues sooner or later those bad things will choke whatever trace of virtue we have, we have to be happy about our virtues and mend our bad traits, the same thing is about everything else, country, religion, world, humanity…We should rejoice the good in us but should always try to improve. Not only get fixated on the lamp while its oil runs out, it dies and darkness gathers all around us.