This Fourth of July, it’s worth pondering the true meaning of patriotism
On this Fourth of July, it’s worth pondering the true meaning of patriotism.
It is not the meaning propounded by the “America first” crowd, who see the patriotic challenge as securing our borders.
For most of its existence America has been open to people from the rest of the world fleeing tyranny and violence.
Nor is the meaning of patriotism found in the ravings of those who want America to be a white Christian nation.
America’s moral mission has been greater inclusion – equal citizenship for Native Americans, Black people,...