Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Patriotism. It's a lifestyle.
"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." -Samuel Adams
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. ~Adlai Stevenson
America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos. ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949
If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. ~Author Unknown
My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ~Thomas Jefferson
To me, being an American means feeling safe. ~Currielene Armstrong
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Our citizenship in the United States is our national character. Our citizenship in any particular state is only our local distinction. By the latter we are known at home, by the former to the world. Our great title is AMERICANS… ~Thomas Paine
Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror . . . This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world. ~President George W. Bush
How can episodes of such savage cruelty happen? The heart of man is an abyss out of which sometimes emerge plots of unspeakable ferocity capable of overturning in an instant the tranquil and productive life of a people. ~Pope John Paul II(regarding 9/11/01)
A politician will do anything to keep his job -- even become a patriot.
William Randolph Hearst
Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Equal rights for all, special privileges for none ~Thomas Jefferson
Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. ~ Mark Twain