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What Patriotism Is To Me

24 Oct

Do you ever wonder why Americans are so enamored with patriotism? We extol patriotism as the highest civic virtue. Our patriotic holidays, like the 4th of July, get me thinking about the impact of this common sentiment on our society. What is the purpose of the ubiquitous flag waving and platitudes that pass for pride in our country?
Why is patriotism considered the highest of virtues? What is so important about love of country? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about people? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about humankind, or the planet as a whole, rather than a single country? Shouldn’t fairness, equal opportunity, justice, morality, or tolerance be emphasized more? Christ said we should to love our neighbor not our country.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2017 in Academic Writing

 

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