"Personal patriotism is emotional and voluntary. The patriot adheres to certain patriotic values, such as respect for the flag."
"Patriotism implies a value preference for a specific civic or political community."
"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.