Obama's bizarre, individualistic patriotism
Obama's speech the other day garnered a lot of attention.
This phrase received some comment, but only for its bizarre definition rather than its surprising philosophical basis:
He summed up his view of patriotism as "the liberty of each of us to pursue our own dreams."
It is exceedingly odd to define patriotism as individualistic without reference to a whole.
It is surprising to find a Democrat use an individualistic definition rather than one that appeals to community or allegiance to the State as a mechanism for accomplishing various goals.