Patriots ought to ask, as I do, what sort of country we wish to be patriotic about. Do we want to emulate North Korea and Communist China, with their mandatory displays of patriotism? What is it about this country (the U. S. of A.) that we most admire?
For me, it’s the ideal of freedom, however much the government itself may abuse that ideal. This meme sums up my feelings about the recent flap about flags and songs. On what side do we wish to stand? As for me, I stand for freedom itself, not for the symbol.