A post in another thread got me thinking: where do our loyalties lie? Of courst the vast majority of us–I hope!–would count ourselves Catholic first, nationals (in my case, American) later. But what about your region?
I find myself more personally loyal to Central Illinois, and Springfield Illinois (our capital), and even the Midwest, than I am to the United States of America. In my view, how can I not be? These are the people I know and trust, and this is even the landscape that seems home to me.
As for the USA as an entity–well, our democracy has not exactly made me happy recently. I find myself decreasingly nationalistic.
Anyone else feel the same way?