"If freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter"
Some of our Founding Fathers, the Federalists, supported the Constitution and argued for a strong federal union. They are also
called "Nationalists". Today, American Nationalism can be seen as the deepest attachment to the United States of America. Therefore, DO NOT mistake American Nationalism with Nationalism which is
known from other countries. There are good and evil versions. The last version is associated with baser human instincts which culminated in the "Final Solution", a term describing the ethnic
cleansing taking place in Germany. However, the American version (see article: What is American
Nationalism?) is about being proud of America and protecting the constitutional democracy to the maximum extent possible, holding up the values of a constitutional republic with the
principle of rule of law, in order to avoid evilness. Everything else would be high treason!
Every elected president, now and in the future, deserves a fair chance to implement his (or her) version
of the United States in line with the Constitution without getting discredited by his opponents. Instead, they should advertise a better version if they don't like it. Another important aspect is that the American Flag always deserves respect because it does not stand for
a single person, or policy, but for so much more (see article: Why we should always stand). Not only because of
all the achievements by Americans of every ethnic background towards a more perfect union but also after two World Wars where American soldiers gave their blood to defend your freedom, and also
after the burdens after September 11, where 3000 people were killed, not to mention the economic damage. Especially if you are a new citizen of the U.S., the duty to stand for the Stars and
Stripes should not only be demanded by the current administration but also by future administrations to come.
U.S. ROOM GERMANY
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
-JOHN F. KENNEDY-