Why do people get upset with Barack Obama for not wearing a flag pin on his lapel or with Michelle Obama for suggesting she’s not been proud of her country until now? Why is failing to “support the troops” regarded as a sin?
Because it’s a secular blasphemy to do or say anything that suggests you don’t love your country. But why should you love your country? Most people would say our country has done so much for us that we should show our gratitude.
But what has “our country” done for us? An even better question is: what is “our country”?
The rest of this week's op-ed, "Can You Really Love Your Country?" is at The Future of Freedom Foundation website.