Comment: Knowing where you're going involves knowing where you came from

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Knowing where you're going involves knowing where you came from

That's awesome that this post inspired you to join up. Welcome to the time-machine rabbit hole of awesomeness that is the DP. I'm looking forward to your threads.

I'm proud to be an American because I love America. It's like saying my Dad can beat up your Dad because I love my Dad. I understand the point you're trying to make about misplaced pride, and I suppose pride isn't the best word for the emotion I'm trying to express.

Being proud to be an American is essentially what we call patriotism.

Do you love your country? Are you a patriot?

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson