What’s “unpatriotic, servile, and morally treasonable?”
I was reading Enough is Enough, (lair of HonestPoet, my much-respected atheist friend), when I noticed this good old quote in the sidebar. In light of the conflicts that spring up in the blogosphere, it’s worth repeating:
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. “
– Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Ahh. That’s American. Criticism of government is way different from hatred of country.
Tags: Roosevelt, nationalism, dissent, patriotism, un-American, Monte Asbury