As such, it makes certain practical demands of the person: loyalty to his nation, collaboration in its political order and the will to seek the moral perfection of his people. Patriotism, in the American context, is an intricate latticework of ideals, sentiments, and overlapping loyalties.
Researchers have made an intriguing argument as to why the Chinese display a very high degree of nationalism. One of the functions of the Justice Department is to protect Americans' right to vote. It is our job to instill a sense of honor and patriotism in their young hearts, offering them the opportunity to love and honor their country and its flag.
Freedoms such as those outlined in the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments in the U.S. Constitution) This important document in American history is the decree that allows us the freedoms of speech, religion and freedom of press - and that's just the First Amendment.
In my further consideration I use the term patriotism in its national meaning, defined by MacIntyre 2 However, such terms as patriotism and nationalism are distinct 3 The meaning of patriotism given by MacIntyre is to be distinguished from an attitude which consists of favouritism of one's own nation among others (assuming an existing hierarchy of nations) and a conviction of a kind of a special mission that one nation has among the others (assuming that a particular nation, usually one's own nation, possesses a kind of an ideal that is to be realized in the world).
Even immigrants lacking a shared descent, language, culture, or religion could find a way to participate in the sense of America as a home, as a place where they could be "born again." And they were not only participants in it, but were among the most articulate exponents of it. This astonishing feature of American life illustrates a quality about the United States that sets it apart from every other nation in the world.
To understand why patriotism is such a powerful tool in political campaigns, why patriotic symbols are so potent, a good place to start is with ingroups and outgroups, say those who study the phenomenon. Alasdair Maclntyre, in his article "Is Patriotism a Virtue?" comes to the conclusion that an objective liberal approach to morals is deeply inconsistent with patriotic (i.e. particularistic) approach to morals (2004, p. 302).