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and the differences between
Defined and Undefined Patriotism
by Richard A. Taylor
The American Revolution provided a form of "defined patriotism" by establishing a Declaration of Independence that possessed a "definition of certain inalienable rights of the individual". Those who fought during the revolution understood the Declaration and fought for the "defined meanings". George Washington read the Declaration of Independence to his troops so there was no question as to what exactly they were fighting for;
This is opposed to "blind patriotism" practiced by undefined or vague nationalistic endeavors of a Nationalistic (socialistic) styled government and its subjects who follow blindly after its lead; They are only told that they are fighting for their country. It is a term that has no defined meaning but for a border. It mainly relates to the government of that country wishing to protect from being taken by another country's government; or wishing to take control of the other country's government.
1.) Defined Patriotism is based on defending and promoting a unalterable written description that cannot and does not change;
2.) Whereas Undefined Patriotism is purely emotional fervor which deals with symbols, images, Flags, borders or indefinable banter such as the English "For God and Country" which definition can change daily.
Though the government may involve itself in its actions of itself through internal bureaucratic decisions or by the American public which it is to serve, the government cannot be considered a driving force of American patriotism. This is because the government itself can be removed if it steps outside the purpose for which it exists;
See the Declaration of Independence: "That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it..."
It can be said that through the protection and practice of American styled patriotism of defined individual rights, the whole of the populous is protected by justice that respects those defined rights.
Where by all other forms of patriotism, the individual and populous is subject to the whims and ideals of whoever is ruling them at the time. This is considered "Blind Patriotism" or "Blind Nationalism".
Such blind undefined patriotism /nationalism can be experienced when governments attempt to drum up public interest in involving their country in war or a cause. The use of flag waving and heated speeches are often used to establish patriotic grandeur in their position and find great fault in the opposing political party position - real or imagined. It is often also used in political banter against ones opponent.
By establishing a defined unchanging description of patriotism of certain, defined inalienable rights, True American Patriotism differs itself from all other forms.
This however does not mean that the federal government of the United States does not practice and promote blind patriotism toward its general public in the form and use of propaganda. Propaganda is the tool, method and practice used in promoting blind patriotism and blind nationalism for nationalistic causes and to find political favor for the involvement of the United States in war;
Rarely do these actions establish certain inalienable rights of True American Patriotism, as defined, in the countries "liberated or conquered". More than often, a English styled "Total Democracy" is established by which the people remain under control of a government that gives its people "privileges" that can be taken away by a vote or leadership decision.
Such is the difference between patriotism's of "Nationalist societies or total Democracies" whose laws change (undefined patriotism) and those of True American patriotism through an American Republic which bases itself on those laws that do not change of certain, defined inalienable rights of the individual (defined patriotism).
American Patriotism is not of pride, but of defined principles.
This can be further established by looking at others views throughout history:
Journalist Gilbert K. Chesterton wrote in 1922 that America is "the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence."
Patrick Henry: "Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom.
No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES."
George Washington said: "[W]e ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.
Declaration of Independence: "[T]o secure "these" rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
True American Patriotism is not blind national pride:
All these point to a defined definition of Patriotism exclusive of True American Patriotism and not national Pride such as presented by other countries; and attempted at times in the form of propaganda by our own federal government.
This is not only my opinion and that of the American Patriot Party, but that of the founders and others of history past;
Here is John Witherspoon, founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence:
The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, Princeton May 17, 1776: "You are all my witnesses that this is the first time of my introducing any political subject into the pulpit. At this season however, it is not only lawful but necessary, and I willingly embrace the opportunity of declaring my opinion without any hesitation that the cause in which America is now in arms is the cause of justice, of liberty, and of human nature. So far as we have hitherto proceeded, I am satisfied that the confederacy of the colonies "has not been the effect of pride", resentment, or sedition, but of a deep and general conviction that our civil and religious "liberties", and consequently in a great measure the temporal and eternal happiness of us and our posterity, depended on the issue."
American Patriotism is an exclusive difference and a definition of patriotism in that it is defined.
The fact that vague nationalistic pride and blind patriotism, such as most countries embrace as a exclusive description to patriotism, offers and presents the stark contrast to a truly free country that insures and defends defined certain inalienable rights;
I will further describe how the United States, by other's words, present shortly after the Constitution was signed had been corrupted by disregarding the original clearly defined intent of the Declaration of Independence and has reverted to a undefined blind national patriotism.
Robert Ingersoll, Decoration Day Oration of 1888 "When their independence was secured they adopted a Constitution that legalized slavery, and they passed laws making it the duty of free men to prevent others from becoming free. They followed the example of kings and nobles.. They forgot all the splendid things they had said.. the great principles they had so proudly and eloquently announced. The sublime truths faded from their hearts. The spirit of trade, the greed for office, took possession of their souls."
At the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in 1852, former slave Frederick Douglass stated American patriotism had been reduced to "swelling vanity".
Which "swelling vanity" is how most articles describe patriotism; and is a good description of blind national pride and of blind undefined patriotism.
There are two distinct definitions that each American should consider when faced with decisions regarding freedom and national propaganda and that is whether or not the issues and resolve are from defined or undefined patriotism;
Making their decisions accordingly.
Richard A. Taylor
Tom A Hawks you want law on your side? then study where to gain that law. in Arizona now sheriff arpio has the whole AZ guard at his beck and call. each community should have a assembly or committee of safety. 3% of the people ilike in 1776 is all thats needed.
i have spoken to guard officers and they are marking thier time to this progression of tyranny. talk to your area guards fill them in on why the supposed al-Quaeda are dressed up like AMERICAN when the true jihadist have a ceramonial dress that jihadists only use and it isnt american garb.
Point out the fiasco in louisianna.
Its up to our militia leaders to establish and negotiate with information used for others to learn what actually is going on.
People in the past used to attack me for information i brought in as being some sort of kook ,but today they listen.
Im a strong supporter of the CoS and have been to one meeting in the area I am in currently, although I now have another project I am working on that is drawing most of my attention now.
I am so glad the CoS has taken off in AZ. Gary Hunt has the credit for that! He has good and well thought out plans and support most of his ideas, because he's done some good hard thinkin and alot of research, that many of us dont have the time to do, for various reasons. Gary is our professor of liberty, for this side of the patriot community. God bless him for it!
now that makes good horse sense. others need to take heed to those words for the sheriffis the top law officer in the land. committees of saftey needto be installed and militias raised. . i should put in here the action of people who wanted redress against their sheriff in 1946 in Athens Tennessee.
Weve only got this chance i feel . we better get it right.
i call and set up a meeting with him through their secretarys or asisstants. as an elected official if you have several others to go with you they usually accept.heres a site you may want to use as it has sheriffs on it.http://constitutionalsheriffs.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
also Keith tuns the site hes sharp on constitutional law.
Thank you Quisno, I will check that site out, and I will see what I can do...
There are some very good Sheriff's in middle and Northern Cali that have caught on to the fact that they take the same oaths as the Reps and Senators, Justices and the POTUS. They have finally realized they have a responsibility to the people they serve and are beginning to stand up against the Feds. Search Youtube for California Sheriff's standing against the Feds and you will find them. Sent chills through my soul! Here is one of the links!
Cali Sheriff's standing for the People
God Bless GUY!
Thank you John and Paul, God bless both of you also, and all of our sister and brother patriots..
Paul , Absolutely !!! Oregon too and many more nation wide . We're gaining and with that more power for the folks thru the Constitution . It works !
we have several california sheriffs on that site. the 8th we have a phone call with Badnarik at 7.00 pm pac time i believe. the info is on there.
Gary , You are cynical and have given up . Daniel is right on as we have been doing something very similar . The law regardless of your thinking is the law . Use it against them and don't tell me or others to negate their efforts because it works if you know the Constitution . It was set aside in 1931 but not dismantled .
Obviously you are learning and have the guts to fight them . That's the whole difference . Don't give up like many do . I don't know if this will help you but you may want to check out our websites . There is a lot of facts and law you might appreciate . Stevenscountyassembly.com and you can go to our other site through this . Don't sign in as that is for our citizens only . Politics in Australia , New Zealand , the UK and some others have been following our charter and making changes in their way to get back their freedoms .
My fight goes back to 1981. By 1985, I had stopped paying illegal income taxes. In 1993, I went to Waco and when I left, I was ready for the war to begin.
In the meantime, I have watched friends go to prison. Dozens have spent 5-15 years in prison, and are mostly out, now. Two were executed in Alabama, for defending their liberty.
I have had a case set for jury trial and then, after a Habeas Corps, the judge asked the state to nol pros. So, it is not as if I haven't been there.
Now, you may judge it to be cynical. Perhaps, however, it is more the bitter taste of reality.
it seems tht real life is rarely fair.
vi wonder how many would have went up against those agents at waco? today we worry about the loss of the buying power of the dollar when we should be working toward the protecting of our rights.
Its easy to say go do it but ive found it difficult to try to walk in others shoes at times.