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Skip777j Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 10:54 PM
Didn't Obama say something about bush......$4 trillion....8years.....unpatriotic, yet $5trillion in less than four years and says he needs more time to make it right? Oh yeah got my vote for sure lol
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...