posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 07:36 PM
What is a patriot?
Patriot: supporter of own country: a proud supporter or defender of his or her country and its way of life.
By saying you are a patriot, you are saying that you support and defend your country. Your country is defined by the land area contained within it and
the government that regulates it. IF you are a patriot, then you are saying that you support our form of government, our way of life.
Now that doesn't mean that you necessarily support the current leaders or all the decisions that are made, but you DO support the government,
afterall, the government is what defines a country. The United States is a country that is defined by the government set forth by the Constitution of
the United States that was ratified by the states upon its formation as well as by the states that joined the union afterwards.
What's that mean? It means that the people who live in this country, who are citizens of this country abide by the laws set forth by the government
and adhere to the rules that are implied. Does it mean they agree with every law that exists? No. Does it mean they have to adhere to those laws even
if they don't agree with them? Yes, it does. If you do not adhere to the laws that exist, you are subject to whatever punishment exists for breaking
If your government sets out to change laws or create new laws, there is a process that must be gone through in order to do so. You have a say in it.
You elect officials to represent you in making these decisions. If the elected official doesn't agree with you personally, then you have the
opportunity to help elect a different official in the next election. However, you do not have the "right" to ignore what those officials decide, you
do not have the right to rise up against those officials, who were elected by a majority, you do not have the right to do whatever you want to do. The
government exists because we chose for it to exist and the majority of the citizens in the country voted for the officials that now hold office.
If you are ranting and raving, wishing to rise up against the government that we, as a majority put into place, you cannot call yourself a patriot
because you are NOT supporting the country. The small groups of people in states saying the state wants to secede are not patriots, they are saying
they wish to leave the country just because they happen to be in the minority and they aren't "getting their way" right now. The states that
disagreed with George Bush's handling of Iraq didn't secede from the Union because of it, they worked to change what was going on. The people that
oppose you politically don't try to take away your citizenship or say they are giving up theirs, they work to change things.
There is not one single person out there who has spoken of secession who can rightfully call themselves a patriot. They are the polar opposite of a
patriot. A patriot supports his/her country/government regardless of who may be in political power at the time. It's shameful and disgusting that
they rant and rave about leaving the United States of America and in the next breath CLAIM to be patriots. They are not the same thing, they are
complete opposites and the people doing so are nothing but cowardly morons who don't comprehend the basic knowledge of what their country is.