What Does Patriotism Mean to You?

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So tell me on this July 4th, what are you fighting for?

You’re here at PoliticalCharge because while you’re not entirely happy about the state of your country, you’re not content to just live with it — you want to make it better. Working to improve your country seems very patriotic to me.

Mark Twain on patriotism:

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

And President Obama:

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

What would your quote be?

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10 replies

  1. Hard to top these two. It certainly wouldn’t be celebrating a heartless narcissistic authoritarian leader with a show of weapons at the great expense of the tax payers and our beautiful national parks.

  2. I love the United States of America. I despise the current man leading it. In this country, I’m allowed to do both. I will do my part to make sure that on January 20, 2021, we will be swearing in a new President, which would mean my country chose to reject an autocratic/authoritarian leader who answers only to himself. I’m hopeful we will rise to that challenge…hopeful being the key word. Complacency is not an option.

  3. It is impossible to top your excellent quotes or the comments above my own. Nevertheless, I shall add a favorite of mine. “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.” – Theodore Roosevelt. Thank-you!

  4. PBS “A Capitol Fourth” saved the day for me. Stamos hosted.

  5. PBS “A Capitol Fourth” saved the day for me. Stamos hosted.

  6. #familiasreunitas #makeamericakindagain

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