Don't be ashamed of your patriotism

That is, as long as your definition of patriotism includes a respect for truth

Fireworks celebrate the annual festival of patriotism in America, Independence Day. (Photo by Jared Berg on Unsplash)

We can thank John Adams for the fireworks this time of the year. On July 3, 1776, fresh from the vote approving the Declaration of Independence, he wrote that what he called the “Day of Deliverance” should thereafter be celebrated “with P…

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