Patriotic Resources

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What Is Patriotism?

Patriotism refers to devotion and loyalty towards the United States of America. It is a deep-seated sense of love and attachment to our nation and its values, history, culture, and ideals. Patriotism includes a firm belief in and support for our republic, individual freedom, equality, and justice enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

For many Americans, patriotism involves a sense of duty and responsibility towards their country. It can manifest in various ways, such as displaying the American flag, participating in civic activities, respecting national symbols and traditions, serving in the military or other public service, and actively engaging in political processes. It is expressed through acts of volunteerism, community service, and contributing to the betterment of society.

Patriotism does not necessarily require uniformity of thought or unquestioning support for government policies. It is rooted in the belief that citizens have the right and responsibility to actively participate in shaping the nation's future and holding their leaders accountable. Debates, discussions, and peaceful expressions of disagreement are essential to a healthy republic and can coexist with a strong sense of patriotism.

What Is American Exceptionalism?

American Exceptionalism is the view that the United States possesses qualities that make it unique, different, and special. The idea of American exceptionalism is linked to the idea of freedom and the belief that the U.S. is a unique embodiment of liberty.

There are several main elements of American exceptionalism:

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