"It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens." This statement was made by Baha’u’llah, a religious leader from the late 1800’s. He taught his followers that all people are equal. We, as Americans are also lead to believe this, although our society may not convey this at all times.
Patriotism is not just part of a veteran’s past, a soldier's life, or a naval officer’s pride. Patriotism is a promise all those who call themselves citizens of the United States to live life loving, sharing and respecting all those around us. Americanism is religious freedom, no bias of race or color. We have many freedoms that many other countries are not as fortunate to have. As the "melting pot" of many races and religions, our patriotism should be toward all nations of the world. We, as citizens of the United States, are responsible for keeping the opportunities op...