Quote: Mark Twain on Patriotism

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

- Mark Twain, humorist and author (1835 - 1910)

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Interesting. Mark Twain ran out west to avoid fighting in the Civil War. Since he was from Missouri, a southern state, I wonder which country he "supported". Yeah, he wrote against slavery, but when the time came to make a stand, he fled.

If it had been left to gutless malcontents like Twain, the Union would have been dissolved and millions of people would still be in bondage.

Easy to mock patriotism when all you do is live off the sweat and sacrifice of others.
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