This fourth of July weekend, I have been subjected to several articles quoting studies that "prove" that Republicans are more patriotic than Democrats.
(Didn't the republican congress just veto pay increases for those soldiers in combat who are protecting our great nation? Just asking.)
But I digress.
Here is what I think.
We all love our country.
Some Republicans seem to love America as a child loves a parent.
Completely, unquestionably, and willing to fight anyone who says anything negative about it.
Some Democrats seem to love America as a parent loves a child.
Completely, unquestionably, recognizing and taking pride in the good, but willing and able to look at that which can be improved and working towards improving it.
Is chest thumping, flag waving, I'm a better American than you really helpful in these times?
So fly your flags high, and remember that your fellow citizens are not the enemy, they are your neighbors and friends.