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Thread #52026   Message #794889
Posted By: John Hardly
01-Oct-02 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
no. Not "justify" or "defend"......just "define" (and that's what you did, so you must not have misunderstood me too badly). I'm not showing hubris. I'm asking what you feel is "patriotic" about your world view --IF indeed you even consider yourself patriotic. I didn't ASK republican/conservative opinion because it was not the definition that has recently been highlighted by current events.

When two sides of an issue seem to disagree on the basic definition of a word, it is not hubris for one side to come to the other and ask them for clarification.