Webster's defines a patriot as "one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests". But with a country this divided, the term almost has no validity anymore. I mean, our country's "authority and interests" are presently defined by the Bush administration. Therefore, our country's so-called authority is bogus, stolen, abused, misused and illegally expanded. Our interests? Hegemony and Looking Out for Number One. Sure as hell, I don't support those. Am I not a patriot?
The first patriots were revolutionaries. Maybe it's time to restore the original definition.