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No Person is born already in love with his country, AP poll agrees

Sound citizens are a requirement for the practice of democracy. Creating sound citizens is predicated on inculcating sound character habits and dispositions through a variety of means. But even these worthy goals are insufficient if unaccompanied by efforts to cultivate within American citizens the appreciation of the value or worthiness of the American political order. Without an understanding of the pillars of the American way of life, there can be no firm attachment to or love of country. Citizens who lack an inner compulsion to invest in their regime are adrift not only from their community at large, but also from perpetuating its core principles and supporting institutions.

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