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Patriotism Today

What is a patriot? Do they exist today?

In Webster’s 1828 dictionary, it says that the word “patriot” comes from the Latin word “patria” which means “father or native country.” This detailed dictionary also says that a patriot is someone who supports and defends the interests of his country. A patriot is “devoted to the welfare of one’s country.”

As I pondered this definition I wondered how many patriots we really have in our world today. I know that many people profess to be…