I Contend That I’m The Patriot

In Evangelical churches, especially, and among people on the Right, there’s a sense that we should be blindly patriotic.

It’s not that I want the United States to come crashing down. It’s that I want what’s just. And if that means some Native American Nations form their own independent nations–wholly separate from the U.S.–I’m fine with that.

However, some people have fallen for the narrative that the United States has and can do no wrong. I’m sorry, but the U.S. was built on the backs of slaves on stolen land. Your wealth and comfort, if you have those things, is directly related to that.

I have always held that I and people like me–the ones who want what’s truly just–are more the patriots than the people who blindly follow the narrative that the U.S. can do no wrong.

Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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