Tag: American patriotism
“The future belongs to patriots,” President Trump told the United Nations in 2019. Patriotism is the love of country and pride in the values and ideals it represents. Patriots are devoted to their nation. Citizens exhibit patriotism when they salute their country's flag, sing their national anthem, or celebrate their nation's day of independence. The patriot knows what the country stands for, its history, and the sacrifices that have been made to create it and keep it.
But patriotism is more than just an emotion. Love of country, like love for a child, is a decision to nurture the beloved. For patriots, that means actively participating in what makes the nation successful. This includes voting, community events, and defending the nation against enemies. In a democracy, it also means having rational discussions about the issues facing the country and the best ways to solve them.
Currently, with COVID-19, the country has once again had a very unique display of American patriotism in the person of doctors, health care workers, peacekeeping officers (like police, military), local government officials and the federal government headed by the American president, Donald J. Trump.
If you read my posts on the topic of the coronavirus so far… and I mean all of them, not just cherry picking them… I think you will find that I have attempted consistently to apportion my viewpoint to the actual facts on the ground and have, in the main, pretty well correctly described what was happening and what would happen. However, my relative ‘optimism’ is not accounted for merely by reference to the fact pattern associated with COVID-19. There are reasons besides, as well, which I’d like to share with you in this post.
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