This "homeland" crap that suddenly started up in the last couple years pisses me off.
It reeks of the "fatherland" and "motherland" propaganda shit our enemies used throughout the 20th century.
The Nazi regime was "father" to the German people. The Soviet regime was "mother" to the Russian people.
This guy is our uncle and that's as close as I want the pervert.
I don't need the government to be my big brother, my parent, my nanny, or my caretaker.
It needs to maintain public services (roads, etc.), maintain foreign relations and the military, keep the states from squabbling, and stay out of my life.