posted on Oct, 9 2007 @ 08:17 AM
We all need to pause and make certain that what we are calling patriotism --- both here and in general --- is, in fact, patriotism. I would argue
that what is being passed today as patriotism is no more TRUE patriotism than radical Islam is religion. What is being called patriotism these days
is a parroting of a perverse and radical political agenda. Those that support it have hijacked this country in much the same way that the
'Christian-right' has hijacked Christianity, radical Islam has hijacked Islam and Zioism has hijacked Judaism. In all cases, they attempt to make
people believe that THEIR interpretations are the valid ones and if you disagree you are unpatriotic/unChristian, etc.
Patriotism, by definition, is love and devotion to your country. What is our country? It is carefully and explicitly defined in The Constitution and
Bill of Rights. In those founding documents it defines who we are, what we stand for and how we are to function.
TRUE patriotism, then, is a loyalty to the precepts ensconced in those documents. A pledge of that loyalty, by the way, is central to all oaths of
office in the country including those of the military. It should be frightening clear, then, that people who act against the precepts of the
Constitution like... oh, I don't know... the ENTIRE Administration are not only decidedly unpatriotic but treasonous in their acts.
Yes, without question, we are a wonderful and unique country. But everything that made us/makes us that is rapidly slipping away. It's happening on
OUR watch and if any of you have one shred of REAL patriotism left in you, you'll stand-up and do something --- before it's too late.