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- Nov 25, 2009
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I liked it in the old days when I couldn't tell what political stance a T.V. news reporter was. Walter Cronkite R.I.P. Kurt
Thus, you have identified yourself . . . I accuse you of nothing, other than being wrong !One more and then I'll stop lest I get too political or be accused of threadjacking.
You of course have freedom of your conscience. And it is clear that you hold a view of who is a patriot that is pretty close to the Three Percenters. When you declare that 97% (or 90%, or 80%) of Americans are "not real Americans," you can expect people to call you out on it.
While I hear the sentiment of #1, you might want to think about that. While I greatly respect the political system set up by the Founding Fathers, they were all human and had some deep flaws. The most obvious is that a significant percentage were slaveholders. If you 100% follow their moral compasses, you agree that slavery is not only acceptable, but patriotic. If you don't stand for slavery (and I certainly hope you don't), how do you pick and choose the remaining moral stances that you follow?
#2 is a pretty bad straw man. It's also so non-specific that you could apply it to any number of politicians across the spectrum depending on where you stand on it yourself.
My definition of a patriot is one who works to improve the broader community and who is interested in the well-being of all more than their own narrow interests. You would no doubt call me a socialist (heck, I do that myself!), but that does not make me any less a patriot in my mind. YMMV of course.
 Lest you think I don't support the Second Amendment, I 100% do, in precisely the well-organized form that the Founders intended with the Militia Acts of 1792: you can have any kind of gun you want (minimum black powder musket or rifle firing balls weighing 1/18th pound), as long as you join a militia organized by the state, you drill with that militia regularly, and that the militia is governed by the standard national rules of discipline for militias, and that the commanding officers of the militia shall regularly document the status of the armaments and preparedness of the troops under their command. I suppose the last item would be a statewide registry of firearms. Hmm.
Chuck,The more I read about Dr. Fauci, the more suspicious I get. Nothing concrete, but read his history.
Totally. Have you seen all the videos of the precious snowflakes who have never been told "no" lashing out because they have to wear a mask?The Pandemic is hardly any different . . . People only listen to information from the sources they have been conditioned to believe . . . Any other source must be wrong, if it isn't in "lockstep" with the narrative of the "Main Stream Media" ( MSM ). They are terrified, if anything contradicts what their "Nanny" continuously "spoon feeds" them and start lashing out like a spoiled child !
Totally. Have you seen all the videos of the precious snowflakes who have never been told "no" lashing out because they have to wear a mask?