Why Be a Patriot? Why Prefer Our Fellow Americans? – Ricochet

In response to my most recent post, Peter Robinson poses a fundamental question: Why should the government of the United States prefer the welfare of those who are citizens of this country to those who are not? To begin to answer Peter’s question, one must ask what a political community is and what it is for. In addressing this question, Thomas…

Source: ricochet.com

A prime example of why I find it so challenging to find common philosophical ground with conservative doctrine. It is inward looking, selfish, and paranoid, and that just isn’t how I see the world and the people in it. Are there bad people in the world? Yes, of course there are, but how does hiding behind a "citadel" do anything to change that? 

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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