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Don’t Question My Patriotism Traitor In usual B…

April 27, 2007

Don’t Question My Patriotism Traitor

In usual Bill Maher fashion, he delivers this message to the Bush administration. Kudos to you Bill.

Definition of Patriotism: independence, self expression, to think for oneself, make decisions that may be unpopular.

In these times it is considered Un-American to criticize your government. Being a patriot doesn’t mean blindly accepting and supporting what our country’s administration does. It doesn’t mean that I’m not allowed to publicly criticize our leaders behaviours or decisions or even their lack of good judgement. To criticize doesn’t make one unpatriotic. What it means is that I can still think for myself and make decisions that may be unpopular.

This war and the poor decisions this administration has made and continues to do so is a situation where we can’t afford to bury our heads in the sand. To do so, we shirk our responsibilities in upholding this president with courage, integrity and respect.

A recent poll conducted in partnership by ABC News and the Washington Post indicates that the majority of Americans now stand against the Iraq war and 7 in 10 say that the American casualties are unacceptable. 76% feel that this war has also damaged the country’s image to the rest of the world. And this administration arrograntly refuses to listen to the people they are there to serve. The American people are the decider’s not George Bush as Cindy Sheehan would say.

The evidence that is becoming clearer is that the administration was openly warned of the threat of terrorism prior to 911 and chose to ignore it. America has an administration that circulates memos encouraging the use of torture in the treatment of POW’s and then calls those same memos irrelevant, an administration that used questionable/faulty intelligence as a basis for waging a war and which is no longer supported by a majority of Americans. An administration that claimed Saddam was behind 911 with no evidence supporting that claim.

Are you proud of this administration? Most Americans would say no. Love of your country does not mean to act passive while this administration commits monumental wrong doings and injustices.

56 men signed the Declaration of Independence believing that America was worth saving whatever sacrifice they had to endure. 12 of those men had their homes ransacked and burned, 17 lost their fortunes, 5 were captured and tortured by the British and 9 lost their lives in the war. Those brave and patriotic men sacrificed alot of what was dear to them so that we all could live in a country of our own rule – patriotism. Power for the people and by the people.

We dishonor their memories and sacrfices they made by supporting a president who wages war based on unproven and at times exagerrated information, who violates human rights on a monumental scale and who lacks the intelligence to know when enough! This is not patriotism nor is it loyalty. It is the highest form of being a traitor and of being apathetic.

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