This chapter explores various dimensions of patriotic loyalty. The associations it develops with such groups or people will bring with them certain particularistic affiliational obligations. The obligations that we have to friends and fellow citizens will not be identical. Making a case for loyalty is not ipso facto a case for patriotic loyalty, even if those who oversee or participate in patriae have strong motivations to engender it. The chapter explains the Religious associations may be considered outmoded or even mischievous; and some have considered family relationships to be dangerous perpetuators of dogma. It discusses the Relationships and associative connections are of critical significance not only to our sustenance as persons but also to our autonomous flourishing. The point is not simply that patriae provide the conditions for our flourishing but that for many of us, our individual patria is partially constitutive of our flourishing.