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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:50 PM
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True Patriot Will Look Out for Others
"Don't get me wrong: Being proud of one's country is laudable. But having pride is just not enough.

Being proud of the power and wealth of our nation is not being patriotic. However, it must follow that what a country does with its power and wealth is the true test of whether its leaders and citizens are true patriots.

So this election, I intend to look at how each candidate has used or claims to intend to use his or her power. And for those who have wealth, I want to know how they have used that wealth.

I certainly want my leaders to be patriots, and I can't believe anyone could argue otherwise. I want the people who have demonstrated love for their fellow citizens to be the ones leading us all down the road that will make us all good citizens of America, and instill in us how we, your everyday ordinary citizen, can demonstrate love for America and, more importantly, all Americans."
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http://www.startribune.com/stories/562/4777239.html
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:34 PM
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1. Great post. I agree!
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:55 PM
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2. Lydia, you beat me to this
I think this was one of the best articles on real patriotism I've ever read. It should have been passed out to every member of the legislature that's ready to cut services rather that <gasp> raise taxes.
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