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Lottie

Can Patriotism be Taken too Far?

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Debate suggestion by AztecInca.

Do some people take Patriotism too Far?

Looking for 2 participants in this formal, 1 vs 1 debate. Each particpant will post one introduction, four body posts and one conclusion.

Any questions feel free to PM :tu:

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Okay to clear this up and after speaking to Aztec the idea of the debate is whether some people take Patriotism too far in that Patriotism soom becomes embroiled in Racial hatred and slurs. For example, the 'so called' problems with the British and the French or in a sporting competition where one nation racially abuses the other. When does Patriotism stop being Patriotic and starts to becomes racially discriminate?

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Lottie, Disinterested. I'm Up for a good debate.

I'll take the side that It goes too far........If that's okay with ya all

SC

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I will accept the other side.

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Great!

stillcrazy will debate on the side that patriotism can go too far;

iaapac will debate that it cannot.

Again, each particpant will post one introduction, four body posts and one conclusion. And please remember to follow the debate rules.

Good luck to both of you! thumbsup.gif

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Opening Statement.

Patriotism, while being a noble feeling and mindset, can, and often does lead to extreme actions, including hate, prejudice, division and in many cases, the death of innocent people.

Throughout the history of the world, national leaders have depended on the patriotic feeling of belonging to sidestep the moral code of human interaction. "They are not patriotic, they don't belong"

Patriotism is not just an American issue, but a global one. Each and every country has it's patriots. What defines the amount of patriotism, is linked to the amount of freedom of speech. It is also linked to a persons feeling of heritage, government and pride in fellow countrymen/women. It's when patriotism is followed with a blind eye that it becomes extreme.... and deadly

I look forward to this debate with iaapac, I am sure it will be interesting and an eye opener.

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iaapac, you have only 2 days before the 7 day limit for you to post expires please post within that time.

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iaapac has informed me that he is unable to post within the allotted time as he has personal matters to deal with which will require him to be away from his computer for up to a week.

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I will leave it up to the organizers if they wish to find another debater or wait. It makes no difference to me

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As iaapac still wishes to debate and as he has given me a legitimate reason for being unable to post within the alotted time the debate will continue when he returns.

Thank-you for your patience stillcrazy.

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Patriotism is the product of man's most noble dreams and his most sanctified sacrifices. It cannot be confused with radicalism or fanactism that stains politics as well as religion. Patriotism is the driving force by which nations express themselves through the inspiration of its citizens and it has no limit when expressed in its purest form. To confuse it with any lesser or more extreme form is to dilute its meaning and nobility.

There are those who would place the name patriotism on issues and actions exercized for other interests but that cannot be confused with patriotism itself lest we, too, defame it and fall victim to the extremism that is enacted in the name of patriotism but has no resemblance to patriotism itself.

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I will not be able to complete the debate, as I have asked Saruman to close out my account.

Best to all

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If iaapac still wishes to continue this debate then another member may join this debate and will debate on the side that patriotism can go too far.

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I am still ready and willing to continue this debate.

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Due to the very sad news of Stillcrazy's passing, I feel it appropriate at this time to close the debate.

iaapac, I have sent you a PM.

Lottie

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