Monday, September 25

Patriotism -- let's cut each other some slack

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)
When someone voluntarily stands for their national anthem to express gratitude for the gift of country, that is patriotism. When someone is pressured or coerced to stand for their national anthem to prove that they are patriotic, that is nationalism. But if someone declines to stand, it could easily mean that they are expressing gratitude for the gift of country in a different way.
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