Speech on Patriotism (Document 3), item 33

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define patriotism. "Patriotism,"

he promptly replied,

"is killing Spaniards."

And this is the time-honored

conception of patriotism

that it somehow has to do

with fighting and killing.

This is to be sure a vital

element in patriotism

but it is only a part of it.

The present day has emphasized

the duty of living

and working for one's country

as well as dying for it and

in this emphasis there is a

danger of neglecting the

older conception until our

boys become afraid to

assume their true responsibilities,

until we bring up

a race of cowards. Now I


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define patriotism. "Patriotism,"

he promptly replied,

"is killing Spaniards."

And this is the time-honored

conception of patriotism

that it somehow has to do

with fighting and killing.

This is to be sure a vital

element in patriotism

but it is only a part of it.

The present day has emphasized

the duty of living

and working for one's country

as well as dying for it and

in this emphasis there is a

danger of neglecting the

older conception until our

boys become afraid to

assume their true responsibilities,

until we bring up

a race of cowards. Now I



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  • November 20, 2017 15:37:25 Thomas A. Lingner

    32

    define patriotism. "Patriotism,"

    he promptly replied,

    "is killing Spaniards."

    And this is the time-honored

    conception of patriotism

    that it somehow has to do

    with fighting and killing.

    This is to be sure a vital

    element in patriotism

    but it is only a part of it.

    The present day has emphasized

    the duty of living

    and working for one's country

    as well as dying for it and

    in this emphasis there is a

    danger of neglecting the

    older conception until our

    boys become afraid to

    assume their true responsibilities,

    until we bring up

    a race of cowards. Now I


  • July 5, 2017 18:42:42 Annick Rodriguez

    32

    defence patriotism . "Patriot-

    ism", he promptly replied

    "is killing Spaniards"-

    And this is the time-honored

    conception of patriotism

    that it somehow had has to do

    with fighting and killing

    This is to be sure a vital

    element in patriotism

    but it is only a part of it.

    The present day has em-

    phasized the duty of living

    and working for one's country

    as well as dying for it and

    in this emphasis there is a

    danger of neglecting the

    older conception until our

    boys become afraid to

    assume their true respon-

    sibilities until we bring up

    a race of cowards- Now I



  • July 5, 2017 18:40:25 Annick Rodriguez

    32

    defence patriotism . "Patriot-

    ism", he promptly replied

    "is killing Spaniards"-

    And this is the time-honored

    conception of patriotism

    that it somehow had has to do

    with fighting and killing

    This is to be sure a vital



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    Saginaw, Michigan, USA

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Hope Elizabeth May
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October 2, 1915
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