Comprised heavily of the millenial generation, U.S. college students enjoy one of the greatest freedoms one can have access to: education. These students have an opportunity many outside of this country do not.
The latest generation of Americans is so caught up in the privileges provided by “the land of opportunity” that they seem to have forgotten how those freedoms came to be, as well as how to be thankful for them. To be ungrateful is to be unpatriotic.
Acknowledging and being thankful for the rights that provide such amazing opportunities is being patriotic. American patriotism is not an allegiance to a piece of dirt or even a steadfast ideology. It’s based on the ever-developing values that make this country the greatest — like progress in human rights or the multitude of opportunities.