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Tag: Patriotism
  • Patriotism and Edward Snowden

    Wait! I know, I know — another NSA leak commentary. What could there possibly be left to comment on, right? Despite the rapid fire of coverage this story has received in the past few weeks and with the media’s emerging character assassination freight train moving ahead at full steam (and, worst of all, a disappointing 48% of …

  • Take Patriotism Back from the Neocons

  • Liberty Versus “Patriotism”

    Ivan Eland at the Independent Institute has a new article out on the “Stolen Valor Act,” a law which exists to jail people for wearing military medals they did not personally earn.  The act does not distinguish between those wearing the medals to for deceitful gain and those wearing them for other purposes, meaning that …

  • 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 …

  • Patriotism ≠ Statism and Militarism

    It seems that many people tend to misunderstand the true meaning of patriotism.  It should be no surprise to find Vice President Joe Biden as one of the louder members of the statist/militaristic faction of “patriotism.”  Speaking at an American naturalization ceremony in Iraq for American soldiers who were becoming citizens July 4, Biden made …

  • Statism ≠ Patriotism

    From Reason TV: Why should the wealthy accept a steeply progressive income tax?  “It’s time to be patriotic,” according to VP Joe Biden, “Time to jump in; time to be part of the deal.” Does that mean, as the video description asks, that the people who pay the most taxes are the “patriotest Americans”? Biden’s …