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Thread #52026   Message #794931
Posted By: GUEST,Clint Keller
01-Oct-02 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Last time I was asked was shortly after September 11; a local newspaper asked me and other people to say if our patriotism had changed.

As I recall I said my patriotism was the same as always: loyalty to the land itself and to the principles set out in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution & the Bill of Rights, rather than loyalty to any administration.

They printed it, but they didn't print the second paragraph where I said I hoped we wouldn't have a surge of misguided patriotism as we did in WWII where we interned Japanese citizens.

I like to think I'm liberal, but I hate to be labeled A Liberal. For instance I'm against eating your seed corn, which I think is conservative of me (though the upper-case-C Conservatives don't seem to mind using up irreplacable resources.) And I'm in favor of citizens owning guns. But I'm agin the Republican monopoly in Idaho and the electoral college and the whole concept of corporations.

Clint