Saturday, October 8

Quote of the Day: Pretended Patriotism

In light of the discussion on immigration, I thought this was a relevant quote. I can say that both the left and the right can be accused of pretend patriotism. We should ask ourselves what is the correct posture in regards to patriotism? As we have seen among some reader's comments here, some can take patriotism to an racist extreme. I don't think this is what George Washington would have called true patriotism.
"Guard against the postures of pretended patriotism."

George Washington, "Farewell Address," Sept. 17, 1796