To me, patriotism means doing all I can to make the promises of
our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution come true
for as many of my fellow-citizens as possible. Those promises
are summed up in these two basic tenets:
1. All people
are created equal.
2. All people have the inalienable right to life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness.
patriotism also includes praying for our nation every day, that
its people would all abide by God's love and that our elected
leaders would faithfully carry out their appointed duties
without dishonesty or favoritism.
Good luck with your assignment!
Tigerman, Rock Island, IL USA
-- "Today is a gift -- that's why it's called the present."
Tigerman was born and raised in Chicago and has lived in
Illinois for over 50 years with an eye on south Florida. He has
published two volumes of poetry, Indigo Avenue and
Tigertale, selections from over 30 years of
writing. Craig is most comfortable writing structured lyrical
poetry, having also composed many dozens of original songs.
"Rhythm and rhyme are key to making a poem memorable," he
states. Craig is married, has four children and two grandsons.
By day he is a software support specialist for a well-known
computer company. He fervently prays daily for a massive
outbreak of peace and love throughout the world.