Patriotism: The Pledge Of Allegiance

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Patriotism is something that not many understand. It doesn’t just mean saying the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, or wearing red white and blue on Veterans Day. It means supporting your nation everyday. To be patriotic, you must not just do what your leaders tell you, but you must look out for what you believe is best for your country. For example, there are multiple reasons why I disagree with Ambrose Bierce’s quote: “Un-American, adj. Wicked, intolerable, heathenish.” First of all, in this country, all citizens are entitled to their own opinions. Second, just because some don’t agree with other’s opinions doesn’t give them the right to declare them wrong. And also, even someone doing the bare minimum is still doing something to help. In the United States of America, the people are protected by a group of laws called the Constitution. The very first of these laws is “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (US Constitution) This decree states that for no reason may the government restrict the right of free speech to the people. Free speech is sort of like your opinion on matters.…show more content…
The rules of our country are meant to keep Patriotism alive. Because of the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, it is easier to show your patriotism. Also, those who disagree with the opinions of a neighbor do not have the right to declare them wrong. And even someone doing the bare minimum is still doing something to help. If everyone in this nation tried just a little harder to help boost and support the economy, then we would not only be more Patriotically unified, but it would really do some good in helping repair the state of the
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