What is Economic Patriotism?

Sam Holliday
On 29 September 2012 President Obama presented an economic argument that he calls "economic patriotism." At the debate on 3 October he said his "new economic patriotism" plan will create a million manufacturing jobs, cut oil imports and hire thousands of new teachers. How can increasing taxes and spending be patriotic? The same way going into debt can be called an investment. Linguistic manipulation is a favorite trick of progressives. The American people need to understand the two very different meanings of patriotism and to recognize the consequences of replacing the traditional meaning with the progressive meaning Obama uses. Back in 2008 Obama said: "We are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look like the last eight." He said he would challenge the old Republican "partisan playbook" because  "patriotism has no party" At the same time he expressed his support for the military and veterans. His aim? To immunize himself from the...(Read Full Post)

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