Date registered: Jul 2003
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RE: Leftist patriotism
While my own personal politics tend toward the conservative when it comes to money, they also tend towards the liberal on social issues. One does not have to "toe the conservative line" in order to be a patriot.
Perhaps a true measure of patriotism is to do what is right for your country despite one's own personal interests. Yet, not be blind to your country's faults. No, the U.S. is not perfect, I don't know of any country that meets that particular state of being. That being said, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
To those who question the U.S. and its delay into WWII. Bear in mind that, for the most part, the U.S. has always been in some form of conflict regarding the demands of the world stage and its own isolationist tendencies. This goes back to the time of George Washington when he warned against isolationism in one of his speeches. Note that in many of our wars (but not all), something has to happen (Pearl Harbor, Luisitania, etc.) to get us involved.
Also, prior to WWII, the U.S was not a world power. By those who measure such things, we were 16th as a military power. I believe even Romania had a better army than the U.S. at that time. We didn't become a "superpower" until the end of the war. Mainly due to our vast natural resources and expanding manufacturing base at that time.
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