Thursday, July 3, 2008

Quote of the Day

“I confidently trust that the American people will prove themselves … too wise not to detect the false pride or the dangerous ambitions or the selfish schemes which so often hide themselves under that deceptive cry of mock patriotism: ‘Our country, right or wrong!’ They will not fail to recognize that our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: ‘Our country—when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.’” Senator Carl Schurz


Overeducated Twit said...

Thank you for posting this quote. That about sums up my stance on patriotism, which has, ironically, resulted in my patriotism being called into question.

Sewicked said...

I had to explain to someone about that a couple months ago. That because we are such a great country, that I have high expectations. I expect us to do the right thing, I'm disappointed when we don't and I want us to correct our mistakes. That makes me a patriot; not otherwise.