365 Days: I pledge Allegiance
Before I write what being patriotic means to me. I’d like to present the poem by Sir Walter Scott
Breathes there the man with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
‘This is my own my native land!’
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d
From wandering on a foreign land?
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch concentrated all in self,
Living shall forfeit fair renown,
And, double dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.
Now the answer to the question: Am I patriotic? Yes I am.
To me patriotic means, I should be loyal to my country.
I must love my country and have the desire for my nation to succeed. I should show my love by flying my country’s flag.
In any debate regarding my country, I should listen to both parties, instead of picking one and ignore the other.
In any election federal or provincial, I must vote for the one which shows more promise of helping my country prosper.
Leaders in any election try to convince the voters they’re the best and should be elected. We as voters have to exercise our right to vote wisely. We must vote for the party that is not corrupt, it is our patriotic duty to use our right to get rid of a corrupt party which will ruin our country.
Thank you for this nice post. I like your balanced presentation of what patriotic means.
All good wishes,
As usual you make me feel good by your wonderful comment. Thank you. 🙂
If only everyone had the same admirable standards. Unfortunately politics seems to attract corruption.
Thank you Peter, if we voters repeatedly express about corruption in politics. Perhaps we’ll be able to change others who seem to blindly support those who are unfit to lead the country. Thank you so much. 🙂