GiN Quotes: Patriotism

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Stand by the Country

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Duty of the Patriot

“It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its country.”  -Thomas Paine

Easy to Understand in America

“Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.” -Calvin Coolidge

Supporting Your Country

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”  -Mark Twain

No Right to It

“How can a man be said to have a country when he has no right to a square inch of it.” -Henry George, Social Problems

Refresh the Tree of Liberty

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” -Thomas Jefferson

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