1.someone who believes that the person holding a gun and waving a u.s. flag is always right
2.synonym for misled
3.sometimes bordering on fanaticism
'It's my duty as a patriot to cheer for my government, and trust them to defend us from terrorists, even when it means lying, and bombing kids and old ladies in iraq'
2001-2008 a patriot was someone who loved their country so blindly that they did not question any of their governments policies, or decisions to go to war. These patriots would call anyone who spoke out against our government people who hate america
or blame america first
2009-Present (as long as a democrat holds the white house) a patriot is someone who loves their country so much that they feel it their duty to not only question, but malign the President and his party, frequently using racial and homophobic slurs to describe people on the left of the political spectrum.
"Patriot" has become synonymous with "hypocrite"
was the greatest president ever, he cared about our freedom, he was a patriot! Obama
is taking away our freedom by giving us universal access to health care, he is not a patriot". "Shut up, wingnut
, you're not a patriot"
I wanted to clear something up with the definitions of the word "patriot". It is commonly mistakenly identified with "love of country" or "blindly following" what the government says. While to some extent it does involve a profound love of one's country, the main marking of a Patriot is complete adherence to the ideas of the Constitution. Let me be clear, most Patriots are conservative, but there are many liberal Patriots as well.more...
The Oath of Office or Enlistment to the Armed Forces is a commitment to uphold the Constitution and protect the nation "from all enemies, foreign and domestic". A Patriot recognizes that the threat to freedom and liberty does not discriminate and can even infect the elected representatives of the United States.
It is a commitment to civil liberties and a promise to defend the land whether the protection being sought is from terrorists overseas, or the President in the White House, or the Congress in Washington.
The main rights protected under the Bill of Rights and Constitution are free speech, freedom of assembly, suffrage for all men and women of age, the right to life, liberty, and property, right from illegal search and seizure, right to remain silent, freedom of the press, freedom of equality for ALL men and women, and in addition there are also fundamental rights of the accused, freedom of religion and freedom from religion, freedom from quartering soldiers, right to a jury trial, and the two biggest ones that make all this possible: the...
the love of one's country above all people, places, and things
Courtney Ferracane is such a patriot, her favorite song is You're a Grand Old Flag.
One who stands united with their bretheren. Love for one's people (regardless of race or class). Often confused with delusions of supremacy do to misuse of term. An individual member of a "greater whole" striving for a common ideal. In the American sense, this ideal is anti-collectivist, anti-fascist, and pro-liberty.
A patriot realizes that sometimes liberty can only be achieved through mayhem. Israel Uber alles!
Some one who has the Canadian flag on key that is in their possession.
I am a patriot because I found this canadian flag key at my house.
someone who fights for their country and beliefs.
No matter what hippies and idiots say, every soldier is a patriot