Uncritical allegiance of any sort may also encourage the perpetuation of ignorance, which in turn makes participation in positive change less likely. Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is probably the most patriotic holiday for Americans. Patriotism, Nationalism, and American Identity After September 11. The Journal of American History. It does not matter what your opinion is what matters is what the soldier who serves held in his heart and his intent on enlisting or on accepting the draft.
Essentially, it indicates the aspects that characterize and distinguish the United States as an autonomous political community. Supporters of patriotism in ethics regard it as a. During the history many people have played an important role in the birth and development of the country. His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame Nation Books. Well, begin with Nationalism which was a prevalent belief in Nazi Germany and Mussolini's Italy that, in part, led to expansion and invasion. Older Americans remain remarkably high in their devotion to symbols like the flag, while young citizens are cooler toward Old Glory but express higher support for classic American ideals like equality and opportunity.
Archived from on January 22, 2008. Do we defend all elements of the constitution, or only the amendments that we care most about? Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the Star-Spangled Banner in 1814 to celebrate America's victory against the British in a battle at Baltimore in the War of 1812. Communities broadly exhibiting these inequalities are most common in the , though they occur as suburban counties of nearly every major metropolitan area in the U. And 60 percent of blacks, but just 23 percent of whites, said they would consider not standing for the anthem themselves as a form of protest. Be proud to go to war and kill other people for our country.
But they are supportive of ideals like democracy and equality. Richard Maybury, author of Early Warning Report, speaks for many of us when he writes: The only thing I would be willing to die for is my home and family; I would do whatever it takes to repel an invader, to protect my homeland. Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date data than referenced in the text. I was extremely proud and humbled by the responsibility. They are also heavily invested in Biblical literalism. Apparently the brilliant city council of Hayward had a majority of foaming-at-the-mouth, right-wing-ignoramus flag-fetishists and had actually passed an unconstitutional ordinance to that effect.
The song was made a hit by Frank Sinatra in 1945. The reasons commonly given for the ban were to protect the privacy and dignity of families of dead soldiers. Consider that when America marched to war in Iraq in 2003, driven by an unstoppable wave of patriotism and militarism, falsely and inexplicably believed that Iraq was responsible for the September 11 attacks—a shocking ignorance that led to incalculable destruction and misery. Time and research might reveal more about these matters. Read the 3rd verse of the National Anthem and decide how you feel about Francis Scott Key and should Ameica change its National Anthem.
The controversy hinges on what numerical values are to be plugged into the generally accepted equations of that govern kin selection. It is one of the many characteristics that make America great. Our American flag idolators would do well to read it. American Patriotism helps reawaken the American Spirit across the land so that the best of this country's heritage is publicly recognized and reasserted as the basis of our local, state, and national life. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. Although it is not officially connected to the military, it often includes the displaying of the American flag and respective merchandise, parades and political speeches but also fireworks and lots of food. The American Empire's record in the Middle East is no better.
It has been said that youth are twenty percent of the population but one hundred percent of the future. Patriotism matters, because without people being loyal to their country, corruption will fall to all. Yet all history and every age exhibit instances of patriotic virtue in the female sex; which considering our situation equals the most heroic of yours. Had the Patriots lost, history likely would have remembered them as the Traitors, the Rebels, the Men of the Uprising of '75, or some other term, and the Loyalist might have been considered the real patriots. Because it does not honor the Constitution and most Americans have never read The Declaratipn of Independence, The Preamble to the Constitution or The Bill of Rights. Why do so many people experience intense patriotic feelings? Conservative Prime Minister , who would undoubtedly describe himself as an Australian patriot, said of it in 1996: The 'black armband' view of our history reflects a belief that most Australian history since 1788 has been little more than a disgraceful story of imperialism, exploitation, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination.
Yet patriotism—outward, vocal, and enthusiastic patriotism—is still considered a vital element in American politics, an aspect of our culture that we not only tolerate but encourage. Polls find that second only to citizens of Venezuela. Each state has its own flag law. Patriotism in America has also gone through various phases, like the country it honors. The established the country upon and principles, although forms of were sometimes promoted until the. Other related articles can be found at the.