Patriotism is largely defined by sacrifice. Taxes in part can be a way that patriots sacrifice to help fellow citizens. Donating to charity can be another way.Here are a few quotes about patriots and patriotism with my commentary.
There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge
or raising a flag. -Jesse Ventura
I am so tired of folks calling others patriots because of what they think rather than how they have served and sacrificed for our country.A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. -Bill Vaughan
This is funny but somewhat embraces the idea that we are accountable to each other.The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. -Thomas Campbell
The voluntary sacrificial service of non-career soldiers epitomizes the concept of patriotism.These are just a few thoughts to get a dialog started. How do you define patriot?