How patriotic would you consider yourself to be? As an American, I've noticed a growing trend among younger people where they have no sense of pride in their country. If anything, they are infected with the opposite, a sense that it's not okay to appreciate the nation they were born in or to have a love for their homeland. Now I can understand how one can feel like Diogenes when he said, "I am neither a Greek nor an Athenian, but a citizen of the world." And in a sense, sure, we're all citizens of the world. We are all a part of humanity. But we also have a certain place that we were born, a place with its own history and sovereignty. I will be the first to say that America is not a perfect nation. We have some pretty unfortunate pieces of our history that are shameful. But I also am proud of the principles upon which this country was founded and the opportunities it has afforded to millions of people. In fact, the older I get the more patriotic I become. The more I understand that my country is my country and that I should feel proud about that. So how patriotic would you say YOU are? And why?