How do you feel about those who say: “America, love it or leave it!”? http://qr.ae/RkrcU3
Those who say “America, love it or leave it!” are (at best) pedantic twits who choose not to look at or discuss the very real problems we have as a nation. Thus these folks are actually Anti-patriots who have abdicated their responsibilities as Citizens. Worse, these emotional children demand that every Citizen abdicate these Duties of Citizenship.
Per the US Declaration of Independence (which led to and inspired Our Constitution):
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to beself-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
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, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absoluteDespotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Bottom line: Wrong is wrong especially if said wrong is perpetrated by a supposedly representative government upon its citizens (or any subset of those citizens).
The whole concept of ” Love it or leave it” is nothing more than a demand that Citizens “just shut up and accept” injustice and the status quo rather than calling it out and actually working to correct it.
Consider why this is addressed in the First Amendment, and condider what our history would look like had the early Revolutionaries honored King Georges’ very similar demands that they “Love it or leave it”!
These words, given Our long national history of rebellion against plutocrats and aristocracy, are absolutely the most horrendously UN American thing one could possibly say to a fellow Citizen who’s calling out bullshit and trying to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances!” (1st A)
Talk about gross intentional negligence and intentional ignorance!