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November 21, 2006

Patriotic


From Wikipedia:
"Personal patriotism is emotional and voluntary. The patriot adheres to certain patriotic values, such as respect for the flag."

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"Patriotism implies a value preference for a specific civic or political community."

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"Continuity of the connections between leaders, between leaders and followers, and among followers is vital to the strength of a community. Members individually hold the collective personality of the whole. With sustained connections and continued conversations, participants in communities develop emotional bonds, intellectual pathways, enhanced linguistic abilities, and even a higher capacity for critical thinking and problem-solving."


Respect for freedom. Respect for true community.

Renewed respect for the voting process.

3 comments:

cindra said...

And patriotism should never be blind, as faith often should be. Dr. John said to stop on by.

Fancy said...

This is a great blog. Patriotism may be the last refuge of a scoundrel, as Samuel Johnson put it on the evening of April 7, 1775 but it is the oxygen that drives the collective identity in contemporary society. Homo Sapiens can be very patriotic. :))

Carina said...

Yeah! Patriotism is thoughtful, jingosism not so.
One more thing to be thankful for tomorrow....have a wonderful Thanksgiving!