- Get teary-eyed over the "Stars and Stripes" and the national anthem.
- Say things like "our government" and "my president".
- Believe that "if we just elect the right people..."
- Believe that the Constitution is the answer, if only it had been enforced.
- Say "Love it or leave it".
- Chant "USA, USA".
- Believe the propaganda about the latest Enemy of America, whether economic or military or "terrorist".
- Would have started shooting government employees by now.
Note: I do not consider myself a "patriot", and I am certainly NOT a "nationalist". Liberty is what matters, not where you find it. Or don't.