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True Patriots

msilvey Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 5:13 PM
Chuck, you missed Elizabeth Emken running against Diane Feinstein out here in CA. That said, thank you for being so vocal about your beliefs!
The third definition of "patriot" in the Oxford English Dictionary is "A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter. Originally used of those who opposed and fought the British in the American War of Independence."

The term first was used in the U.S. by Benjamin Franklin in a 1773 letter. It referred to people who stood in opposition of those pledged to the British Crown -- the Tories aka loyalists.

On Oct. 7, 1780, American patriots prevailed against loyalists in the Carolinas and won their first Southern battle. The Battle of...