"And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there."
Sometimes I wonder if the flag will still be there. Though I suppose an unfortunate percent of the country wouldn't mind. It's just a symbol of imperialistic oppression anyway.
"I can say—not as a patriotic bromide, but with full knowledge of the necessary metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, political and esthetic roots—that the United States of America is the greatest, the noblest and, in its original founding principles, the only moral country in the history of the world."
I believe this.