Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

Common Sense

I, for one, am disgusted with the superior, self-important attitude from so-called "patriots" nowadays. It seems to me that most of these neo-patriots don't even understand this country that they claim to love so much, and that their attempts to protect it will actually do more to destroy it than any outside terrorist could ever manage.

Not only do those of us with dissenting opinions have the RIGHT to express them freely without fear of violence, physical or verbal, but I believe that every one of us has a RESPONSIBILITY to doubt and to question and to investigate these issues for ourselves. If we blindly follow the president, out of some misguided sense of nationalism and loyalty, or fear of persecution, then we may as well bow down to him and make him our tyrant.

If that's what it means to be patriotic, then I'm proud to say I am not now, nor will I ever be, a patriot.
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