Patriotism is balderdash. Our side, our state, our town, is boyish enough.
But it is true that every foot of soil has its proper quality, that the grape
on either side of the same fence has its own flavor, and so every acre on the
globe, every group of people, every point of climate, has its own moral meaning
whereof it is the symbol. For such a patriotism let us stand...
-Emerson, 24 August 1847, Selections from Ralph Waldo Emerson, 311