At a basic level, my attitude on patriotism is captured by this t-shirt. And hold the snarky comments. My view is not influenced by the woman modeling it.
Or, if you want something with more substance, this Penn & Teller routine is very instructive.
But this polling data, taken from a recent report from the Pew Research Center, captures what is great about American exceptionalism.
When I periodically express my patriotic feelings, I am celebrating my happiness that I live in a nation where a majority of people still favor liberty over dependency.