Does being patriotic mean I’m a robot? No.
Does it mean I can choose to kneel for the national anthem or sing the Oh Canada? Yes.
Does kneeling mean I don’t appreciate the sacrifice of those who have followed orders and fought for my country.
This country was founded by imperfect MEN. Officially if you were female or negro- this country did not originally treat you as an equal. If you were taught not to see color then you were taught to ignore the history that allowed the United States to be the country that it is currently.
Being Patriotic means it is OK to question things? It is OK to ask questions. It is OK to seek out the answers and not just say because. . . .