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An American Carol Lampoons Liberals Equating Speaking Your Mind to Being Unpatriotic

Filmmaker and Bush loyalist David Zucker is making fun of liberals in his new film, An American Carol, which features a mostly Republican cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, and country music star Trace Adkins in a right-wing retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Obviously parodying uber-successful documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the film shows a Moore-like character, who starts a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July, being visited by Americana ghosts who "will teach him the true meaning of patriotism." According to conservatives, the American way is to praise Jesus, love your guns, go to war and keep quiet if you disagree --or you'll be dubbed a communist or unpatriotic.
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ObamaNation: Barack on Patriotism in TIME

In its current issue, TIME magazine explores the meaning of patriotism (or love of country) for all Americans. While both presidential candidates get their own platform in the magazine to share their views, it is Barack Obama's final words on the topic in his essay ("A Faith in Simple Dreams") that was a complete tearjerker:

"As a young man of mixed race, without a firm anchor in any community, without even a father's steadying hand, this essential American ideal — that our destinies are not written before we are born — has defined my life. And it is the source of my profound love for this country: because with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, I know that stories like mine could only happen in America."
PHOTO: Courtesy of BarackObama.com
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An American Carol Lampoons Liberals Equating Speaking Your Mind to Being Unpatriotic

Filmmaker and Bush loyalist David Zucker is making fun of liberals in his new film, An American Carol, which features a mostly Republican cast, including Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, and country music star Trace Adkins in a right-wing retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Obviously parodying uber-successful documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the film shows a Moore-like character, who starts a campaign to abolish the Fourth of July, being visited by Americana ghosts who "will teach him the true meaning of patriotism." According to conservatives, the American way is to praise Jesus, love your guns, go to war and keep quiet if you disagree --or you'll be dubbed a communist or unpatriotic.
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ObamaNation: Barack on Patriotism in TIME

In its current issue, TIME magazine explores the meaning of patriotism (or love of country) for all Americans. While both presidential candidates get their own platform in the magazine to share their views, it is Barack Obama's final words on the topic in his essay ("A Faith in Simple Dreams") that was a complete tearjerker:

"As a young man of mixed race, without a firm anchor in any community, without even a father's steadying hand, this essential American ideal — that our destinies are not written before we are born — has defined my life. And it is the source of my profound love for this country: because with a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, I know that stories like mine could only happen in America."
PHOTO: Courtesy of BarackObama.com
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