A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot.
I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.
There are seasons in every country when noise and impudence pass current for worth; and in popular commotions especially, the clamors of interested and factious men are often mistaken for patriotism.
The war, as I felt it and a lot of my compatriots felt it, was a creative act.
I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother, for the homeland is our earthly mother. I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in this sublime and difficult moment.
I do think that we are facing a crisis in our democracy. As true patriots, each and every one of us has to speak up, speak out, and change those in charge. Our democracy depends upon it.
That we are to stand by the President right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Some versions of patriotism come close to the tribal, which we all want to surpass, and some don't.
There is a fuzzy but real distinction that can and I believe should be made, between patriotism, which is attachment to a way of life, and nationalism, which is the insistence that your way of life deserves to rule over other ways of life.
The mobilisation which Bush has been able to perform since 11 September 2001 has to be fought - at least by Americans - in the name of a wise, honourable and democratic patriotism.
Since its enactment in the weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the tools in the Patriot Act have been used by law enforcement to stop more than 400 terrorist threats to our families and communities.
The Patriot Act unleashed the FBI to search your email, travel and credit records without even a suspicion of wrongdoing.
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
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