"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism."- Thomas Jefferson
"It is the duty of the Patriot to protect his country from his government" -Thomas Paine
I suggest that a healthy disrespect for authority, the routine questioning of power, a demand for transparency in government, a knowledge of history, an appreciation for context, critical reasoning skills, & access to an independent, verifiable ballot box are the essential tools for all patriotic citizens.
Authorities in Massachusetts say a family that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help, apparently taking advantage of the police department's motto that says "We Want To Be Bothered." ...
All this Occupy Wall Street furor has me itchin'...so I'm listening to Living Colour's recording "Vivid" & now Rage Against the Machine's eponymous recording! Methinks I need a little social justice music!