What Patriotism Is and Is Not

The Undaunted Democrat

July fourth, 2014, the 238th birthday of the United States of America. In neighborhoods across the country people are celebrating. Bar-B-Q’s are lit and people are shooting off fireworks or planning to go to a large fireworks display. A neighbor behind me couldn’t even wait until dark to shoot them off. He has a 10 foot flag pole proudly displaying the American flag and the popping sound of fireworks has been heard coming from his yard for two days. On July 5th the American flag is gone and in its place is a bright yellow flag displaying a coiled snake and the words, “Don’t tread on me.” And below that a black flag displaying skull and cross bones . So much for patriotism.
In Nebraska, a “float” was allowed into an independence day parade that depicted an outhouse with an effigy of a black man and a sign that said…

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