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The Meaning of Patriotism

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
             Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
             Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President

Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
             Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. President

A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.
             John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.
             William J. Clinton, 42nd U.S. President

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

Our country, right or wrong. When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.
             Carl Schurz, Civil War General

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
             Malcolm X, Activist

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
             George McGovern, U.S. Senator

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
             James Bryce, British Politician

America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
             Adlai Stevenson, U.S. Senator

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
             John Kerry, U.S. Senator

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."
             Marilyn vos Savant, Writer

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.
             Hamilton Fish, American Statesman

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
              John Dickinson, American Statesman

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
              James Bryce, British Politician

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
              Erma Bombeck, Humorist

"God Bless the USA"

Sing-Along with Lee Greenwood ...

If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.

I thank my lucky stars
to be living here today.
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can't take that away.


And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
and defend Her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.


From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well, there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.


That I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
and defend Her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.


And I'm proud to be and American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you
and defend Her still today.
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.


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