Download the script My Declaration: Monologue. What is patriotism, and what does it mean to God’s people? It means not only to celebrate, but to participate. This is the monologue version of the script. See the ensemble version of this script below if you need it for multiple actors.
from THOUGHTS & MUSINGS ON POLITICS & THE UNIVERSE
Common Ground – Spoken Word Piece on Political Polarization
What is "patriotism"? (A comment and a powerful poem, below.) Lifted from a comment made by Howard C. Berkowitz: the term [patriot] can be used very badly or very well. My favorite is probably that from Carl Schurz, a 19th century German revolutionary who fled to the US, and became a Civil War general, Senator, Ambassador, and Secretary of the Interior:
"Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country.", Ricardo Montalban