Comment: Patriotism is the last refuge

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Patriotism is the last refuge

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. (Samuel Johnson)

There is nothing noble about being loyal to a government simply because it is the one that rules you. The Declaration of Independence makes that case very eloquently. Be loyal to the cause of Liberty, and it will all sort itself out.

The liberty to burn a flag is a small one, but people get agitated over it. It is purely symbolic. For that reason, such demonstrations of no-confidence, which harm no one, will be among the last liberties to be curtailed. Perhaps the first robin of the secular spring will be the legalization of flag-burning in China.

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