I like Willie Nelson's version of patriotism--he can see the strengths in the country, but he certainly isn't blind to the flaws we have. I especially like the line "..bring us your foreign songs, we will sing along." We are so much better as a country when we can embrace the great things about people who come here into our own life together. Food is a kind of trivial illustration. Tacos and General Tsao's Chicken are pretty much American creations by immagrants. Great song (though not a great recording) to celebrate the Fourth of July.