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Is it more patriotic to agree with our country or disagree with our country?

If you feel the country is headed down the wrong path but the commander in chief (not just Bush) says we need to do X. Is it more patriotic to get in line and support him or her or to say, no.

Sarcasm is always welcome too.

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FiveofaKind

Asked by FiveofaKind at 7:41 PM on Oct. 6, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Neither is more patriotic. Having your own opinion, thinking things through and deciding for yourself, and letting your elected leaders know what you would like them to do is the most patriotic course.
    This country was not built on mindless sheep - happily (or unhappily) following the shephed. And it wasn't built on stuborn mules fighting every step of the way. It was built by people - sometimes working together, sometimes not, sometimes changing course mid-stream.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:49 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • it's more patriotic to THINK. and to hold this country to its ideals. there's nothing patriot about being an obedient sheep.

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 7:57 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • that's similar to asking 'is it more loving to agree with your child when he does wrong, or to disagree and help change/discipline the bad behavior'. you can be patriotic, and still disagree with the way things are done. you can be patriotic and love the way your laws are written, carried out, or tested. being patriotic has nothing to do with agreeing or disagreeing. its about being proud of something. and i for one, am proud that our country allows us to disagree, to speak out, or test/change laws. i'm proud that i have those freedoms. i'm proud to wave Old Glory, and to sing about our land that i love! i'm proud of many things that make up our America. do i agree with everything, or support every act of congress? no...but i am patriotic. (i don't know if this answers your query, but its the best i got!)
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:00 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • agree- Patriotic to THINK- to think critically
    BlueSaphire

    Answer by BlueSaphire at 8:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Being patriotic means sticking to the ideals that were agreed to in the Constitution.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Strap on that red white and blue and get in line, Bessie! Stop off for some fast food on the way! Patriotic spending, donchyaknow?
    Aubles

    Answer by Aubles at 8:06 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Youbetcha!
    FiveofaKind

    Answer by FiveofaKind at 8:37 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Depends on how it's done. If it's done in a legal, logical way, that's fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • i don't think agreeing or disagreeing with the current president has anything to do with patriotism.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 10:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • Since we are a free country, and we are suppose to question our leaders, we can do either.
    MarshaB702

    Answer by MarshaB702 at 10:17 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

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