Patriotism and the Pledge

What sort of country do we wish to be patriotic about? Should we strive to be like North Korea and Communist China, with their mandatory displays of patriotism? What is it about this country, the United States of America, that we most admire?

For me, it’s the ideal of freedom, however much the government may hinder it. The meme above sums up my feelings regarding the recent flap about flags and songs. On what side do we wish to stand? As for me, I stand for freedom itself, not for the symbol.

 

 

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