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True Patriots

"should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceable exercise of their elective rights." I would further state that we have an obligation to constantly critique our elected for adherence to the Constitution. We cannot afford to lay idle at anytime, lest we loose liberty for comfort and ease.
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...