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Uniting people across political lines to promote American values

Freedom · Community · Civil Rights · Tolerance · Diversity · Equality

The patriotic pussy hat is intended to symbolize the willingness of people from all sides to observe mutual respect and start talking about the values we share. This is a starting point for discussion about our differences. It is a reminder that American patriotism goes hand in hand with our resistance to forces that separate us. Freedom, equality, human and civil rights, woman's rights, diversity, and tolerance are patriotic and are bipartisan values. Uniting to support them is fundamental for maintaining our American democracy.

"Patriotism is proud of a country’s virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country’s virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, 'the greatest,' but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is."

- Sydney J. Harris, Pieces of Eight, 1982