Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Happy 4th

I’d like to take this time to wish you all a happy 4th Of July.

Before everyone gets all liquored up, I’m sure they will take to their blogs and write something about patriotism and this great country. Me? I think I’ll simply leave you with E.J. Dionne’s words from today’s WaPo -

Have you ever noticed a certain hesitant quality to the expressions of patriotism by progressives or left-wingers?

The patriotism of the conservative goes unquestioned. It's assumed that every politician on the right will wear a flag on his lapel and effortlessly hold forth on ours as "the greatest country in the history of the world."

You can be certain that on this, as on every July 4th, patriotic oratory will flow as well from liberals declaring their love of flag, country and the Declaration of Independence. Many will speak of how our constitutional republic is to be revered especially for its guarantees of liberty and justice for all and -- hint, hint -- limits on the powers of overreaching monarchs.


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