What does it Mean to be an American?
Sunday, September 05th, 2010 | Author:

A great article by Zombie  one paragraph in particular spells out what it means to be a patriotic American:

the United States of America is the first (and to date only) nation based on an idea, rather than on geography or ethnicity. And not just any idea, but the highest ideals which the human mind can formulate: freedom, responsibility, self-reliance, equality of opportunity, individualism. And that to be patriotic in America is a shorthand way to declare one’s allegiance to these philosophical ideals.

Category: Politics