Baseball game! Hot dogs! Fireworks! I can’t think of a better, more patriotic way to pass a Fourth than the one we have planned.
But I am also thinking, who is a true patriot? The answer depends, for starters, on your definition of patriotism. Is patriotism…
… the last refuge of a scoundrel? [*]
… a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it? [*]
In 2017 it seems to be very much all three.
Patriotism also depends on perspective. Benedict Arnold retired to London and lived out his life in comfort and honor.
American patriot, indeed, from the perspective of The Crown.