About Utah: Flag-waver a master of patriotism

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  • Utah Flag Man
    July 4, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    Benson write: "You can always tell when someone believes in what they are selling." True. However, that doesn't come close to explaining Paul Swenson. He not only believes in the positive values of patriotism,he has followed his passion. What a difference he is making.

  • cjb
    July 4, 2010 9:04 a.m.

    True Patriotism, is not flag aving nor is it patriotic slogans.

    Patriotism is being willing to sacrifice for ones fellow countrymen and even other people beyond our borders. Being honest in your dealing, even when at times you would rather not be is patriotism. Being kind to others, even if befriending someone who isn't popular will make you less popular, is patriotism. If the country is under attack, being willing to stand up is patriotism.

    A nationalistic attitude, of my country is always right or my country is the best at everything is not patriotism, in fact it is counter productive.

    The country is for the benefit of the people, not the other way around. When you give others their due, when you go out of your way to help others you are being patriotic.

    Its time we get past this 2nd grade defintion of patriotism, and define it correctly. Definitions and how we think about things do matter. It affects our actions.

  • Larry
    July 4, 2010 7:53 a.m.

    This Guy wants you to learn about Freedom.

    Something most of us know nothing about.

    We talk about it and know nothing, Especially those that ran and Got Elected.

    Let's talk about your City Council.

    The most Qualified do not Run, So you are getting the least or more than the 2 Evils.

    Most People, Good People will only serve 1 Term.
    They are not Happy with what they learn, People on the Council that have a different agenda.

    When you have People Elected un apposed, You are getting the worst example of man Elected to the Position, Sad to say.