This Is What Patriotism Is All About

This Is What Patriotism Is All About

( – Patriotism is a feeling and like most feelings, it can be difficult to describe to another person. The intention of this article isn’t to tell the psychological aspect, but rather some of the outward signs common to an American patriot.


The National Anthem brings people of this country together no matter where they may be in the world. An athlete who receives a medal at the Olympic Games standing on the podium with their hand over their heart, listening to the strains of the Star-Spangled Banner is just one example of someone exhibiting their patriotism.

When 100,000 people are standing with their hats off at a sporting event, like a NASCAR race or college football game they’re saying, “we are one!” And like this song, the Pledge of Allegiance is one of those things that can unite a group with love for their country.

Helping in Times of Need

The United States is, in essence, just a group of people agreeing to live together at its very core. One of the best ways to show love for country is to reach out to one’s neighbors who need assistance.

For example, the city of Houston was devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Police and fire departments became inundated with rescue calls and simply didn’t have the manpower to answer them all. They put out the call for help and suddenly they had boatloads (quite literally) of citizens using their watercraft to navigate the streets that had turned into deep rivers with people needing rescue from their rooftops.

Respect for the Law

In agreeing to live together as one nation, people make an implied contract to do so under the laws that govern them. Here, that always starts with the Constitution of the United States of America and its Amendments.

When a group tries to work around things like the Electoral College, or the Second Amendment through chicanery, they’re breaking that covenant. The founding document of the greatest country the world has ever known details a method to change it. This has been done 27 times in history through 2020, and it’s intended to be a laborious process so that a small squad of people cannot change how the majority wants to live.

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