Post by Gary Post by mg
On Mon, 9 Oct 2017 01:10:06 -0700 (PDT), wolfbat359
Post by wolfbat359
"There is nothing patriotic about
hating your country, or pretending
that you can love your country but
despise your government."
-- Bill Clinton
I disagree with Clinton on part of this. I agree there is nothing patriotic about
hating your country. However, I believe it is possible -- and quite common -- to
love your country while at the same time -- despise the government (and people) that is
in temporary charge of your country. After all -- that is what causes revolutions.
Had the Founding Fathers not loved America -- (and despised the government) -- they would
not have waged war against the government of Britain -- to make America a free country.
They would have found a home elsewhere.
On a personal note -- I can't think of any government we've had -- that I have loved as
much as I love our country.
A note: The Flag is not a part of the government. It is part of America.
I disagree with Clinton, also. I think it's perfectly valid
for a citizen to despise the government, but love his
Here's a quote, from the same speech, that I agree with,
"If you treat law enforcement officers who put their lives
on the line for your safety every day like some kind of
enemy army, to be suspected, derided, and--if they should be
able to enforce the law against you--to be shot, you are