In Jared Page's article "Do LDS patriots shun protest?" (Oct. 7), Brian Birch says that "patriotism likely prevents more members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from speaking out against the Bush administration."
It is my observation that most members of the LDS Church confuse patriotism with nationalism. A patriot loves his land and his people. A nationalist loves his government. The patriot voluntarily does what is necessary to protect his land and his people. A nationalist blindly obeys his government.
A. Taylor Gifford