Patriotism

So the July 4th holiday passed and I didn’t get up a single post all weekend. I was very tired folks being all patriotic and all. Anyway I saw that Suzanne had put up a post about what does patriotism mean to us. I had to think long and hard about it. 30 seconds later I turned to the Yahoo! search engine and looked up the definition.

According to thefreedictionary.com Patriotism is a noun. Its definition is: Love of and devotion to one’s country.

Do I love the United States? Damn right I do. 49 states together under one banner. (Before you jump on me and say, “Hah! Hah! there are 50 states dumbass!”, New Jersey doesn’t count because they are communist.) But does any state have more to offer historically than we do right here in Philadelphia, PA. I think not.

Am I devoted to the United States? Damn right I am. But does anyone show more devotion to their living area than us Philadelphians’? I think not.

So even if you only go to see our historical landmarks when out-of-towners come in we live here in the Cradle of Liberty and we celebrate that fact year round. We celebrate it with every cheese steak, with every finger we give passing motorists, with every murder that we accumulate, with everything we do we prove we are the best and the worst of this country. And damn I am proud of living here.

2 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

    Wow that made no sense. I just rambled on making no sense at all. Probably shouldn’t have pressed the save button on that one.


  2. suzanne (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 1:58 am

    I think it made sense, dude. Keep on giving drivers on the Blvd the finger.



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