What some some people do not seem to understand about our Patriotism is that it is simply a reflection of the Second of greatest commandments; “Love the neighbor”. Is it a sin to expect the People of our Nation to be our closest neighbors and not enemies on our own soil? Was Jesus a bigoted nationalist when He said “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” – John 4:22 or was He simply stating the truth about His people. Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew, not a Christian, stating the obvious. Are we not to be equally loyal to our nation as “Americans.” and what WE have contributed to “civilization”.