Blind pa­tri­o­tism

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

As you rou­tinely cel­e­brated the Fourth of July, did you stop to think about how this hol­i­day re­ally isn’t ap­pli­ca­ble or ger­mane to Texas and the rest of the South­west?

In 1776, the 13 colonies were un­happy with Eng­land and de­clared their in­de­pen­dence from it. Then through greed, elitism and racism, they pro­ceeded to vi­o­lently take the land of oth­ers while deny­ing these peo­ple their in­de­pen­dence and sovereignty.

Blind pa­tri­o­tism pre­vents one from see­ing the truth or de­vel­op­ing a con­science. anita Quin­tanilla

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