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Stamp: Patriotic Liberal by 8manderz8 Stamp: Patriotic Liberal by 8manderz8
The simplest definition of patriotism is a love for your country. One thing the right loves to do is paint liberals as anti-American, unpatriotic jerks. The unpatriotic liberal is now ingrained in many people's minds, so deeply that even the notion of mild patriotism seems absolutely terrible. Yes, we know how badly nationalism when unchecked by reality can turn out. But I don't think that patriotism is something worth fearing - moderation is key.

I'm proud to be an American citizen because despite the bad, which every country has its fair share of, we have a lot of good to offer. Our ability to unite cultures, the rights we enjoy and often take for granted. Our history, the creativity of our people. We're a pretty nifty bunch. We do have a lot to improve upon, but it takes a patriot to continue the work. I want to see my country do better because I love it, even if it is riddled with people who would despise me based on my political opinions alone.

Do you consider yourself a patriot of your country? How much patriotism is "enough?" How much is "too much?"


Side note: This is why Washington State is much better than your home state :lol: >Click<
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Brotherhood-Paladin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I would say I am a patriot who hates much of my country
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aren't you from Australia? 
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am an American citizen, but I married an Aussie and am an Australian resident at the moment.
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. I live across the Tasman from you then. 
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8manderz8 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, which island? I went to Auckland a while ago for a week, it was pretty fun :) 
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live in Auckland. I'm going to the South Island for a while, though.
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revilnemesis3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I am a liberal but I do agree with conservatives on a few points. Due to a heart defect I am ineligible for service in the US military but I care about most of my fellow Americans (I do have limits) and I would defend my country if it was invaded. If I am not considered a patriot just because I'm a liberal, everyone who believes that can burn in Hell.
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ninjawerr Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Writer
People like you... We need more of you.
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revilnemesis3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I didn't expect this. Especially since it looks like you're at the other end of the spectrum.
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