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    I was talking with my daughter this am; she told me that she didn't like all the rah, rah patriotism that she saw in the media. I told her that it sounded very much like jingoism.  Your comment hits the nail on the head!

    Go back and read the history of the US in what is called the "Golden Age"  -- the last 25 years of the 19th century.  That was the time of yellow journalism  and jingoism -- what we see currently is the same thing!  

     We live in a country where the ideals fought for tend to get lost in the yelling.  I'm talking about the ideals that the Americans fought for in the Revolutionary War!  So many died during that war, we shouldn't have won against the army of Great Britain, but  we did!!!  The British at that time couldn't understand that what we did was "revolutionary"!  

    I love my country, I wouldn't want to live any where else, but I see the problems and believe that if jingoism and yellow journalism were cast aside, we could do so much better!

    So many of us see that our country is flawed, but those people need to ask themselves, "What am I going to do about it?"

    Happy 4th of July to everyone!

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