What is a patriot?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word ‘patriot’ as “one who loves and supports his or her country.” Other definitions are similar and extend the definition to include “one who defends his or her country and its interests with devotion”, “one who will fight for their country” or other words to that effect. Those definitions don’t capture a key point of what a patriot actually is. I like this definition from UrbanDictionary.com:

“A real patriot is someone who loves their country enough to SPEAK UP WHEN THEY SEE SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED; NOT SOMEONE WHO BLINDLY ASSUMES THAT THEIR GOVERNMENT KNOWS BEST AND IS ALWAYS RIGHT NO MATTER WHAT.”

The Trump cultists seem to think that they are patriots by SUPPORTING everything he says and does even if it’s illegal, racist, hateful, or unethical. THAT IS NOT WHAT A PATRIOT IS. Trump has no respect for the Constitution or the laws of this country and his cultists remain SILENT. Remaining silent is what a COWARD is! Not a PATRIOT.

The cultists not only think they are patriots but believe Trump to be one as well! Trump’s conduct proves otherwise. The Acting Director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Department, Ken Cuccinelli , REWROTE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM to supports Trump’s immigration polices. Read that again and let it soak in: He REWROTE a long standing poem to SUIT what Trump is doing. Is that patriotism???

There are many patriots both past and present in this country but a recent notable example is when John McCain was running for president against Obama. Whenever one of his supporters made racist comments about Obama, he shut them down quick. That is one example of what a patriot is.

The clown we have for president along with his so-called American “values” is NOT what a patriot is. He will never be anything more than a clown who is laughed at worldwide.