Let me make myself clear:
- I have no problem with the concept of patriotism, that is, love of one’s country. Am I a patriot? I guess not, but I’m certainly loyal to America. I don’t think, or at least don’t know, if we’re the absolute best nation in the world, but I’m glad I’m living here.
- Yes, if there were a draft, I’d fight for America. No, I do not intend to join the military as of now.
- WITH THAT SAID, I have nothing but the absolute highest respect and gratitude for our armed forces
- I also don’t think America is a church and I am not enamored with the liberal principles our country was founded upon.
None of those statements contradict any other statements.