... and for the sake of argument, we'll use that one.quote:
: love for or devotion to one's country
There's been a lot of talk lately about what a great nation we've become with the election of President Obama ... the 'realization of the Dream' (which more or less lumps all Americans together), the greatness of the American people (and that includes us, too), and how more African Americans (for the first time) are feeling 'proud' of America and proud to be Americans.
It's coming from a variety of Black people, from all walks of life, and now, more than ever, whenever the words "all Americans" is uttered, it is insinuated to include 'us' in the definition. One nation.
Also, it seems that most immigrants have an almost automatic affinity to America and readily profess their love and appreciation for it as the great country that it is.
But ... would you define yourself as "patriotic"? Has Obama's election created in you as an individual, a greater sense of national pride to country?