It seemed to me that American patriotism had been hijacked by politicians who used it for their own jingoistic ends, and I wanted to use my television show to get away from that.... I wanted to share the feeling I got when I received my big color poster from NASA in the mail. I wanted as many native-born Americans to understand the thrill and exhilaration that comes from joining the land of the free....
We must never mistake disagreements between Americans on political or moral issues to be an indication of their level of patriotism. If you don't like what I say or don't agree with where I stand on certain issues, then good. I'm glad we're American and don't have to oppress each other over it.
We're not just a nation. We're not an ethnicity. We are a dream of justice that people have had for thousands of years.
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose