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Tag: Nation
  • Serving the Nation ≠ Serving the State

    While discussing my summer plans recently, the subject of a large rally of Vietnam veterans which is scheduled to occur in DC over the Memorial Day weekend rather oddly came up.  I noted that I thought it was a silly event to have, because although many of the individual veterans are undoubtedly people worthy of …

  • On Patriotism, the Nation, and the State

    Yesterday was Veterans Day, which Matt thoughtfully addressed, so it seems like an appropriate time to address the subject of patriotism.  Opposition to the state and its wars is typically criticized as being “unpatriotic,” which is clearly the worst thing anyone could ever be in the whole world </sarcasm>.  Who doesn’t recall, to cite an …

  • Can one love one’s country, and not respect the state?

    YES: There are, I suspect, many people who confuse America –this beautiful and bounteous land with which we are blessed–with the United States , that corporation calling itself the government, which owns and operates it through its front men, those windbags in Washington . That’s a shame, because one’s natural love for the country rubs …