There are undoubtedly those who will see this as a proposal in which collectivism trumps individuality and liberty is sacrificed on the altar of the common weal. Guess again: this is the very living, breathing definition of patriotism; putting the ideals, vision and energy of this nation's most revered icons -- some universally famous, some understandably anonymous -- to work for the betterment of all.
Yes indeed, patriotism is far, far more than shopping or waving a flag.
Thank you Professor Katzman: you are a true patriot: a fierce, selfless warrior who is also a man of utter peace.
We salute you . . .
-2012 Kurt F. Stone