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DiminishingInsanity

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Patriotism
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:30:07 AM »
As I become more and more privy to all the things my government is doing I keep asking myself the same basic question. Is it possible to love the country but not the government? I won't get into all the politics and conspiracy theories as I do not think a Spiritual forum is the place for it, but I'd like to know if it's possible to be patriotic while not supporting the government. 
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Re: Patriotism
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 12:04:05 PM »
"That government is best that governs least."
--Thomas Jefferson

"As government expands, liberty contracts."
--Ronald Reagan

"Put not your faith in men but bind them down with the chains of the Constitution."
Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government."
Thomas Jefferson

"Government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one."
--Thomas Paine

“Government is not eloquence, it is not reason. Government is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
--George Washington

"Government is not the solution. Government is the problem."
--Ronald Reagan

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Re: Patriotism
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 12:38:18 PM »
Just be glad your father is not a retired top secret Federal agent who ran a secret government facility that is located underground a missle manufacturer in Texas nicknamed "the black hole".

The Secret Service teamed up with organized crime long ago and they killed the Kennedys. Sure, they protect the Presidents, but that is not enough to keep them busy. They also provide management for organized crime, manufacture covert spy equipment, and hide our alien reverse engineering secrets.

And if your father is obsessed with recruiting you, and you want no part of it, you are now an enemy of the state. They will kill you, and if you don't die, they will ruin your life. And if you continue to bounce back, they will come to your house and threaten your family.

And if you manage to continue your life even when they have taken away everything you have, then they will arrest you and hold you.

The thing is, when a person is able to display strength in opposing evil, angels will help you. You will be asked to work for the cause and speak up for the real person...the typical person who has at some point made the choice to be who they are rather than serve the evil.

Our government operates covert agencies that we have absolutely no knowledge of, and deal with the bottom line directly. If you are someone they want, you have one choice...become evil or give up all you value, and become a new person.

A patriot has one eye closed and that is only when both eyes are not closed. Truth is seldom a concern for Americans. The ego is much more important. Show me a person who has made truth the foundation for their life and you will have shown me a person who has made a supreme sacrifice for good.

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Re: Patriotism
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 06:12:51 PM »
As I become more and more privy to all the things my government is doing I keep asking myself the same basic question. Is it possible to love the country but not the government? I won't get into all the politics and conspiracy theories as I do not think a Spiritual forum is the place for it, but I'd like to know if it's possible to be patriotic while not supporting the government.
Hi,
absolutely! It's entirely possible to be patriotic and not support your government. That's why you have elections. Elections are the peaceful overthrow of the existing government. When you choose a particular leader, you simply declare that you are more comfortable with him/her than with someone else. You don't disavow your country's principles when you do that (I am talking about the principles of the Constitution). The government is made up of people, and people are sometimes wrong.
Chris K.