Beware when someone calls themselves a “Patriot”

Fellow Americans,

I have seen first hand the wolf wrapped in sheep’s clothing. When someone says “I am a patriot”, be careful you really know what they mean. For just because someone says they are one does not make them one. Even the smartest can be fooled, even some that we would hold in the highest regard with deserved respect. But in the end, the true patriots are always found, and the wolves exposed for the beasts that they are.

You will hear more from me in the coming days, until then, keep your eyes open.

-Paul

© 2009 Paul Rohricht

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15 Responses to “Beware when someone calls themselves a “Patriot””

  1. […] have written in an earlier post about the need to be sure about someone when they call themselves a […]

  2. Thanks a million Paul. I will be looking for it.

  3. Chip, I’m a bit behind in replying to you. Thanks for digging out that refrence. I’ll shoot you a note after I click and digest. You may see a comment on the quote you found here on this blog very soon. If you have more, you know where to find me: https://paulrohricht.wordpress.com

  4. Hi Donna, and thanks for your post. I very much appreciate your message, it is agreed with and shared by me 100%!

  5. true patriots love the land that feeds their children.

    true patriots mourn the death of every soldier.

    true patriots support the law that governs with justice.

    true patriots will rise up when the government acts without wisdom and lacks integrity.

    and yes ; true patriots proudly fly that american flag since true americans understand it is the symbol of a free people.

  6. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. —

    Winston Churchill

  7. I was unable to find the exact date for the quote but here is what I did find.

    http://www.saidwhat.co.uk/quotes/political/thomas_jefferson/the_democracy_will_cease_to_exist_2718

  8. Chip, same for you as I commented to Palidan. Great post, and very true, and if we would listen more to what our founding fathers have said about these things, we would not be in the mess we find ourselves today. Will you post a follow up with the link to this reference and when/where Jefferson made this remark. It helps to validate the quote, and it gives us the opportunity to learn under what context TJ felt compelled to speak these words.

    -Paul

  9. This is a great post Palidan, and very true. Will you post the link from where you found this quote?

    -Paul

  10. “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” -Thomas Jefferson

  11. In my experience patriots believe that unless you have fouind something worth dying for, you have nothing worth living for.

    “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
    John Stuart Mill – English economist & philosopher (1806 – 1873)

  12. Many of the progessivist mindsets have corrupted and watered down the patriotic senses! You think that freedom is free? Absolutely not! I say if it means for us to obtain information from a muslim terrorist we must send an electrical shock to his testicles, there are a few things to remember:

    Red means positive, black means negative, and make sure his testicles are wet!

    Wake up people!! The liberal media is controlling your weak minds!

  13. Michael, no that is not what I mean at all.

    True patriots are very simply, those that love their country and will work to preserve it, putting aside corrupting desires of money, power, or fame.

    The founding fathers were patriots because they united as one group, and agreed to cede some of their own money, power, and fame, in order to achieve a greater goal: the creation of the United States of America.

    This was not an easy task, to give up your own power for the sake of the overall goal, but that is what they did.

  14. Yes…eyes wide open. They eventually show their true colors, but they are still surrounded by true patriots. They are trading eternal rewards for the temporal and one day will have to pay the price.

  15. michaelsicurello Says:

    You mean like when they wave the flag and start illegal wars against imaginary enemies?

    Or spy on your in order to keep you “safe”?

    Or torture people in the name of freedom?

    I agree, we need to look beyond the flag….

    Michael

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