• Editorial 05.07.2014

    Fox News poll measured what likely voters considered to be acts of patriotism. Respondents were asked about 9 activities, and while a majority of Americans said that every action is patriotic, some were considered much more “American” than others.

    So… how many of these things have you done?

    1. Flying an American flag: 94% of those polled said that proudly displaying the ‘Stars and Stripes’ is a true show of patriotism.

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    2. Voting in elections: 93% said that actively participating in the democratic process is an integral part of being an American.

    Voting Booths

    3. Joining the military: No surprise here that 90% say the serving your country is just about as patriotic as you can get.

    1st BCT Departure Ceremony

    4. Serving on a jury: It might not be the most fun you can have while being patriotic, but 83% of respondents say it’s a good way to serve your country.


    5. Staying informed on the news: 79% say that keeping up-to-date on current events is a way to better your community and country.

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    6. Paying taxes: 78% say that, although it’s probably the least favorite thing that Americans do every year, it’s still patriotic.


    7. Volunteering on a political campaign: 70% say that no matter which side of the aisle you’re on, contributing to the electoral process is super-American.

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    8. Participating in a political protest: 61% of those polled say that exercising your 1st Amendment rights is one way to show you’re proud to be an American.


    9. Owning a gun: 50% say that enjoying the abilities to keep and bear arms is an act of patriotism.

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    Any way that you show your patriotism, do it proudly this Independence Day!


    Posted by Dana West @ 8:57 am for Editorial |

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