Here’s what some of our spiritual forefathers believed:
We do not acknowledge allegiance to any human government. We recognize but one King and Lawgiver, one Judge and Ruler of mankind. Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind. We love the land of our nativity only as we love all other lands. The interests and rights of American citizens are not dearer to us than those of the whole human race. Hence we can allow no appeal to patriotism to revenge any national insult or injury…
Excerpt from the “Declaration of Sentiments Adopted by Peace Convention” (Boston, 1838).
Something to keep in mind as we close out the Olympics and approach 9/11/08.