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Posted on Aug 23, 2016
LTC Monte Anderson
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LTC Monte Anderson
What is a patriot? I would argue that in our Republic, it is not blindly following the latest batch of representatives BUT standing firm to what our nation is founded on. The elected officials and everyone in the military takes an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. I think the real difference between the patriot and everyone else is not the love of rights and freedoms but being willing to step up and actually meet the responsibilities and obligations that come with those rights and freedoms.
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LTC Monte Anderson
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I agree.
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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Well said !
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LTC John Walker
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Amen!
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CAPT Kevin B.
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The dictionary is pretty narrow. I'd say a single mom struggling to raise her kids to be good citizens is a Patriot. First responders protecting our lives fall into that category too. That said, it isn't so much as what we are or what we do, it's the frame of mind in which we do it and live. Lots of Patriots out there.
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LTC Monte Anderson
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True
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CPT Jack Durish
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It really helps to learn about one's nation. That used to be routine until civics were eliminated from American public schools. Thus, we not only have children thinking that we're a "democracy" but also Presidents who try to replicate "democracy" in other nations. Sad. Democracy is the tyranny of the majority. Look at how well it worked in Iraq...
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LTC Stephen Kubiszewski
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What's civics?
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