Re: An apparition is stalking America
Originally Posted by rfrobison
What you seem incapable of understanding is that loving a country is not so different from loving a spouse. I believe my wife to be the best woman on the planet. Not in any objective sense, of course: she has her flaws. And there are surely women out there who are more physically attractive and intelligent, maybe even kinder and gentler, but the point is she is the best woman on the planet for me. Perhaps you think me delusional for my devotion to my wife, warts and all, when it is obvious to anyone looking honestly at reality that she is far from the best woman on the planet.
I think love of spouse and love of country have to do with commitment and promise.
"By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it." Adam Smith