01-20-2017, 04:28 PM
It's been taught in skools for more than a century. It became a priority in the post civil war era to wipe out notions of individualism. Even moreso in the 20th century as Total Statism became popular in the West.
What the Constitution says and what is in practice today are very different things, as you know. It's actually more natural to be more proud of your neighborhood, hometown, and state than a country. The latter is extremely vague and impersonal. Nationalism is very un-natural and has to be drilled into a child with propaganda and psychological reinforcement.