Mark Twain on patriotism

Mark Twain is known primarily for his literary works, but a close second notable talent was his ability to say so much with so few words on a wide variety of topics. He’s one of the most oft-quoted historical figures and his perspectives on politics encompass some of his best.

Here’s a great one that highlights the way many Americans feel today. It’s challenging when, on one hand, we love our country immensely but on the other hand we feel our leaders have failed us. The betrayals from the Democratic-Republicans in recent years have made the formation of the Federalist Party necessary.

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

Written by JD Rucker
+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.