If that were patriotism, few American men of today could be called upon to be patriotic, since the place of play has been turned into factory, mill, and mine, while deafening sounds of machinery have replaced the music of the birds.
Another middle-of-the-road view is “moderate patriotism”propounded by Stephen Nathanson (1989, 1993). He, too, rejects thechoice between MacIntyre’s robust patriotism andcosmopolitanism, and argues that impartiality required by moralityallows for particular attachments and special obligations bydistinguishing different levels of moral thinking. A good example isprovided by the Ten Commandments, a major document of Westernmorality. The wording of the commandments is for the most partuniversal, impartial; but they also tell us “honor yourfather and your mother.”
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Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. I am not a Virginian but an American. - in the Continental Congress I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. - in a speech at the Virginia Convention I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! Tarquin and Caesar had each his Brutus--Charles the First, his Cromwell--and George the Third--("Treason!" shouted the Speaker) may profit by their example.
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I want her to stand as a moral example to the world." It's difficult to think of any American radical or reformer who repudiated the national belief system and still had a major impact on U.S.
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Both Socrates and Viroli are exaggerating the benefits bestowed on usby our country; surely any gratitude owed for being born or brought upis owed to parents, rather than patria. But there areimportant benefits we have received from our country; the argument isthat we are bound to show gratitude for them, and that the appropriateway to do so is to show special concern for the well-being of thecountry and compatriots.
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If this is correct, we have reason to develop and exercise a specialconcern for the moral identity and integrity of our country. By doingso, we will be attending to an important aspect of our own moralidentity and integrity. While patriotism of the more usual, worldlykind is neither morally required nor virtuous, but at best morallypermitted, ethical patriotism can, under certain fairly commoncircumstances, be a moral duty (Primoratz 2006).
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In his seminal lecture “Is Patriotism a Virtue?” AlasdairMacIntyre contrasts patriotism with the liberal commitment to certainuniversal values and principles. On the liberal view, where and fromwhom I learn the principles of morality is just as irrelevant to theircontents and to my commitment to them, as where and from whom I learnthe principles of mathematics is irrelevant to their contents and myadherence to them. For MacIntyre, where and from whom I learn mymorality is of decisive importance both for my commitment to it andfor its very contents.
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Judicial System is doing things that you are against, that you can run for public office and lobby for change. Patriotism is respecting our elected officials, but holding them accountable. Patriotism is having a desire for peace on Earth, but realizing that there are those on this Earth who would do harm to us and we must protect/defend ourselves from their political views. Patriotism is having faith in our Government, its actions and policies as they reflect the will of the people. Patriotism is effecting positive change in our Government by way of efficacy, when we feel its actions and policies do not reflect the will of the people. Patriotism is loving your country as you would love a family member. Patriotism is appreciating your Armed Forces not just during times of war, and appreciating the sacrifices they make to defend our way of life during peace as well as war. Patriotism is like having that feeling in your heart on Independence Day all year round. Patriotism is for the common person as well as the elite. Patriotism is the notion that the American Dream still exists, and is attainable, but that you will have to work hard to achieve it. Patriotism is respecting the beliefs and interests of other peoples while holding true to our own. Patriotism is looking at the American Flag and feeling part of something greater than any one of us as an individual. Patriotism is saying What can I do?