On Patriotism
"Abandon your animosities and make your sons American." Robert E. Lee
"Why should we be frightened? No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than the living Americans, those Americans living in this land today." Ronald Reagan
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" Benjamin Franklin
"Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." Samuel Johnson
"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under" H L Mencken
"A politician will do anything to keep his job even become a patriot." William Randolph Hearst
"In the United States of America, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device for people with something to sell." H L Mencken
"When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck before you crush him." Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it " George Bernard Shaw