Patriotism Is Great, But What Is Patriotism? Essay

1148 Words Sep 9th, 2016 5 Pages
i awoke today, and for the 1st time in my life i questioned everything. i asked myself "aaron, where do you stand" and do you know what? That scared the hell out of me. As an American i have failed my fellow countrymen. i look at my life and i have failed the one simple rule i live by, if im not making someone else life better why am i here? why am i wasting space? who am i? then i went even deeper. patriotism is great, but what is patriotism? most importantly what is patriotism to a country that has enslaved the last two generations? what is patriotism when the country doesnt take care of the men and women who go to war and die, or even worse come home crippled and cant even afford to live a life of freedom they were told they were fighting for. we dont spread love and knowledge we spread fear and hate. we dont teach our children to love they neighbor we teach them hate towards the very differences that founded this once great country. ask yourself when was the last time you looked at your life and felt whole as an american. then it hit me. american, no im not just a countrymen of you. i am a human. born of the earth and one day to return to the earth. as a human what mark am i leaving to be proud of? how can my children be proud? how can my family be proud? how can anyone be proud of the world we live in.

Emma Lazarus

In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal 's lower level.(Statue of Liberty)

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