Saturday, February 4, 2012

30 Days of Twain - Day 3

..."Remember this, take this to heart, live by it, die for it if necessary: that our patriotism is medieval, outworn, obsolete; that the modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism, is loyalty to the Nation ALL the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it."

My Take - When I took the oath of enlistment, I didn't pledge faith and allegiance to my state, the president, or a party.  I pledged to protect and defend the Constitution, the written embodiment of the ideals our country is based upon.  That is all that was expected of me, and that is what I delivered.  I was released from active service, but not my oath.  I may prefer one part of the country to another, hold membership in a political party, and prefer one politician over another, but my loyalties are always to the Constitution and the nation that lives by it.

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Don't know if you're going to be in town for the Super Bowl thing, but you and your family are welcome to bunk here if you do come in and don't want to make the drive back late. I've a spare room with a couple of beds and it's own bathroom.

DaddyBear said...

Thanks Brigid, but we'll be enjoying the game from the comfort of our living room. I do need to make it up to Indy one of these days for a blogmeet.

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