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‘Guns, God and Country’: Religion and patriotism in politics

Former President John F. Kennedy once received flak for not being a Protestant Christian. This tradition of criticism continues today. (Wikimedia Commons)

Alicya Dennison

March 8, 2015

Patriotism, a word that started out simply meaning national loyalty, has transformed into a double entendre during the era of Obama. The first meaning is often used in conjunction with Obama’s lenient actions toward “terrorists,” while the other refers to American’s level of devotion to said president. ...

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