So I guess it’s unpatriotic to make fun of the overpriced lemon that is the Chevy Volt, according to Governor Granholm. The left does seem to question people’s patriotism about really stupid things (if you don’t like paying taxes, you’re unpatriotic!), but I guess that’s just because they don’t understand it. Among themselves, they use patriotism as an insult. “You think the U.S. is better than all other countries? How uncouth!” Newsweek ($6 an issue, $1 a company) recently ranked countries and put the U.S. as 11th, because sophisticated liberals are supposed to know that there are lots of better countries than the U.S. That’s why Obama bragged about not wearing a flag pin. Really, all they know about patriotism is that the red state rubes find patriotism important, so they ineptly try to use that against them.
To help liberals understand, maybe we can all describe what patriotism means to us. I’ll start out:
WHAT AMERICAN PATRIOTISM MEANS TO ME IS…
…love of freedom.
…tapping the best in human potential.
…gun; lots of guns.
…putting a hippie through a plate glass window (rhetorically).
…putting a hippie through a plate glass window (literally).
…finally getting dictators what’s coming to them.
…not being European.
So what does patriotism mean to you?