Essay on Patriotism

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| | |Patriotism Essay | |Jolie Baldwin | | | |3rd Johns | |2/10/2010 |

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To show patriotism for one’s country means to give devoted love, support, and defense to one’s country. It means to have a national loyalty. As U.S. citizens it is our duty to stand by our country through thick and thin. Right now our country is in a time of need, and our economy is suffering. We should respect and support President Obama whether we like him or not. Going against him is only making matters worse, and dividing our nation. Our nation was founded upon certain principles, but lately we seem to have strayed away from them, showing a decline in our patriotism.

In the news there have been circulating rumors claiming that Obama in not a fit president because he is not a true American citizen. However, it is a known fact that President Obama was born in Hawaii. Last time I checked Hawaii is one of our 50 states here in the U.S.A. According to Article II of the Constitution, “No person except a natural born citizen of the United States,…shall be eligible to the office of President.” Obama is indeed and American citizen who...
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