Remember that here in 21st-century America, the definition, substance, fuction and purpose of patriotism entails questioning the patriotism of others.
So please, in recognition of the true spirit of Patriot Day, take the time to question someone's patriotism. Go talk to that colleague at work-- the one who hasn't worn his flag lapel-pin lately -- and ask him why he hates this wonderful country. Greet your co-workers with a cheerful holiday greeting -- "Love it or leave it!" -- but don't make it so cheery that they fail to appreciate this is not a hypothetical ultimatum. Play Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." over and over at your desk until someone complains, then ask them what it is they don't like about the song -- "God"? "The U.S.A.?" Or both?
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