We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping.— L. Neil Smith
Pleasurable Usa Patriotic quotations
I love my country, not my government.
The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
I want to be proud of this country [the USA], but when aspects of our policy don't align with my ethics, I want to protest them and try to change them. Being complicit because it's the home team is nationalism, not patriotism.
America is a tune. It must be sung together.
I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.
Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave?
You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world.... We are not a nation, so much as a world.
America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.
If you take advantage of everything that America has to offer, there's nothing you can't accomplish.
Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow.
Decisive action has been taken on the home front with passage of the USA Patriot Act, which has strengthened the hand of law enforcement agencies to stop terrorists before they can act.
One of the first items of Congressional business in 2006 will be an effort to renew the USA Patriot Act.
Our great modern Republic. May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose.
What we need are critical lovers of America - patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.
He loves his country best who strives to make it best.
Liberty is the breath of life to nations.
And I'm proud to be an American, Where at least I know I'm free, And I won't forget the men who died, Who gave that right to me And I'll proudly stand up next to him to defend her still today, Cuz there aint no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA
From every mountain side, Let freedom ring.
We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.
The cement of this union is the heart-blood of every American.
In America, after 9/11, and after the death of bin Laden, and after two wars, one of them fought, a lot of people think, on false pretenses, and definitely post the Patriot Act, there are a lot of these questions about what can we do to our citizens in order to prevent the next attack.
That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges.
This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism, it's a four-year story.
After we were hit on September 11 2001, we were in a state of national shock.
Less than six weeks later, on October 26 2001, the USA Patriot Act was passed by a Congress that had little chance to debate it; many said that they scarcely had time to read it.
Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words. I guarantee you that not a single member of the House or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation any more than they understood all the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001.
In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American.
Here [in the USA], you have the best laws for freedom of expression.
The problem is that expression can be bought by people who don't want you have it. Apparently, true patriotism destroys freedom of expression.
I am a patriot and I want to see this country [the USA] soar again.