What Does it Mean to be a Patriot

What Does it Mean to be a PatriotWhat Does it Mean to be a Patriot?

This is going to be my rant about how the United States and those who defend it have been treated.

I consider myself to be a Patriot. But what does it mean to be a Patriot?

Patriot means:

  • a person who loves supports and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion
  • a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
  • (initial capital letter) Military. a U.S. Army antiaircraft missile with a range of 37 miles (60 km) and a 200-pound (90 kg) warhead, launched from a tracked vehicle with radar and computer guidance and fire control.

Well, I am all that except for being the antiaircraft missile 🙂 I have never served in any of the armed forces and I regret not doing so. But I will help defend my country against all enemies, foreign and domestic to the death if need be. Even though it is not proven that this was said by anyone but I believe it to be true. “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”

Colin Kaepernick began sitting during the national anthem at the start of the 2016 NFL preseason. Then a lot of players have joined him in doing the same thing. They kneel or sit during the playing or singing of our National Anthem. At a time when this country is at each other’s throats over nothing, he starts a movement to bring even more dividableness among the United States people.

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Some NFL players claim oppression, but make millions of dollars per year for “playing” a game. If anyone is oppressed it would be people who have real jobs. The military is the first one that comes to my mind. They actually have very hard jobs and make almost no money for doing so and most volunteered to do so and LOVE doing it.

What Does it Mean to be a Patriot

I know that the constitution allows for freedom of expression, freedom of speech etc. but it doesn’t mean you SHOULD. You have that right to do so, but it doesn’t mean that you should do it. Sometimes I wished we would make a resolution that would not permit to do things against the flag or the country. They claim they are protesting because of racial inequality and police brutality. I can tell you how to fix the second part of what they are protesting about. STOP breaking the law asshole – in my best Jim Carry voice. The police just don’t walk down the street and pull out a gun or a stick and beat or shoot random people.

The first part – racial inequality – not sure how this is even a problem except that you choose yourself what to do with your life. Some claim that current racial inequalities in the U.S. have their roots in over 300 years of cultural, economic, physical, legal, and political discrimination based on race. Believe me, if any is racially unequal it Appalachians. I am an Appalachian, and we have been thrown under the bus by everyone. But it’s my choice to continue to live here, I could move out of Appalachia and do better for myself but I won’t. AND I guarantee you that we (Appalachians) will never kneel during the playing or singing of our National Anthem.

Kneeling during the National Anthem or standing on the American Flag is your right, but it’s my right to beat your ass if I am close to you when you do it. You want equality? Start by showing respect to the flag and the ones that have made it so you can protest.

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