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Thursday, June 3, 2010

What is Patriotism? Ron Paul Answers

In this video, Ron Paul delivers remarks before the House of Representatives on May 22, 2007. He defines patriotism thusly: "The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state. Resistance need not be violent, but the civil disobedience that might be required involves confrontation with the state and invites possible imprisonment."
Hat tip: Lew Rockwell
Photo by Gage Skidmore

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