I’m watching coverage of the Republican National Convention tonight (and making snide Twitter comments, like I did during the DNC as well, trying to be non-partisan) and noticing lots of signs that say “Country First.” It’s the theme of the evening.
And I’m confused. I don’t put country first in my life.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my country. I experienced the incredible freedom we have here yesterday, freedom you won’t find in China. That’s amazing. I’m thankful and grateful for it.
But I don’t put country first. Is that so wrong?
I put my faith and my family and my principles before my country. Is that so wrong?
Country first? That kind of blind nationalism scares me.
And if by “Country First” you mean the people of this country, I have no problem putting others before myself. But those ‘others’ involve humanity at large, not just Americans.
Country first? I’m not comfortable with that.