A common theme I have found in this war of SJWs and
anti-SJWs, is that “they” are just not patriotic or “they” don’t love their
I find this interesting because, just because someone has a
different opinion does not make them any more or less patriotic than you. But
is that correct in the true meaning of the word? I decided to look up the
meaning of patriotism and came up with some interesting ideas. There was one
local government page whose examples of patriots were; military, police,
firepeople, police, nurses, doctors, schools and volunteer who helped after a
disaster. If you stuck to that definition then there would be not be so many
I also found this definition, which I thought interesting.
What is patriotism? 
affection for one's own country.
sense of personal identification with the country.
concern for the well-being of the country.
to sacrifice to promote the country's good.
The last definition fits in with the description I showed
first. But what I find of interest is the third description – “Special concern
for the well-being of the country” and this is why I do not believe you can
call someone who has different views from you unpatriotic. I would argue that
the majority of residents have concern, they just show it in different ways.
But what would the founding fathers think? Yes, I have read
this as an argument for sticking with the status quo. I think the founding fathers
would think good on ’em, for anyone collecting signatures for a ballot,
protesting for change, stopping work. Remember this country (the United States)
was founded on a revolution because they were not happy with the people in
charge (yes, a gross over-simplification) and they knew that not all citizens
would like the decisions that they or future governments would make so in the
First Amendment they gave the people “the right of the people peaceably to
assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.
So why is it unpatriotic, when it is a part of the Bill of
I have written about hypocrisy previously and, of course,
the nay-sayers are just the same as the people they decry because they love to
complain about government, it’s just different forms, so that’s OK.