Patriotism must be genuine, not blind

No one like to be the bearer of bad news, but the fact is that our nation has been usurped by socialists to bring about a one-world government.

Under the disguise of patriotism, they have deceived the American people with the help of our mainstream media to support every unconstitutional war since Korea. Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan have been or are being fought through United Nations resolutions under presidential executive orders. Congress is the only U.S. body authorized to declare war.

President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country."

It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that, by inefficiency or otherwise, he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.

Patriotism means to defend the Constitution, not to follow our leaders blindly. Every person who join the military takes an oath to defend the Constitution from enemies from within and without.

The sad facts are that our nation has been bankrupt and our children are no more than cannon fodder. I, for one, am tired of seeing the American people used as sheep being led to the slaughter under the misguided motion of patriotism.

The Bible says that "the truth will make you free." The choice is ours to make.

Andy Windham

Wagener, S.C.

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