If you love your country, eat less meat

American patriotism is a matter of pride for many and action for few.  Many of those who fly the flag seem to simply be proud that they’re proud, but lose sight of the meaning and basis of patriotism. When traced to its roots, the latin word patriota means fellow countrymen, and the greek origin patrios means “of one’s fathers” which means that patriotism is a sort of filial commitment to one’s countrymen and to serving and aiding one’s countrymen.  

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