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Reader's View: Real patriotism requires active citizens

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Fourth of July celebrations get me thinking about patriotism and its role in our country. We are good for flag-waving and platitudes. But do we practice what we preach? Do we love country enough to live up to our ideals?

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Why is patriotism considered the highest of virtues? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about people?

Shouldn’t we love morality, justice or tolerance more?

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