“America right or wrong” associated with the flag made it hard for me to stand behind it because I’m NOT “America right or wrong”. Moderate civic nationalism is a good description and I agree – Merkel does it right. I don’t mind a little anarchy, a little yelling, and moderate civil disobedience. In a society, those things should be anticipated as normal.

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I can give some hidden clues that might be invisible on the outside. Here’s a hint: If it wasn’t for the 80s Southern WASPy right usurping American pride and intermingling it with tent revival fundamentalist TV evangelism and claiming “America” for themselves, I’d gladly wear an American pin because I’m proud of when America does things right but I’m also disappointed when America does things wrong.

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