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What defines a patriot? Aren’t patriots champions of the ideals of their country, putting their neighbors, the entire populace, ahead of themselves, ready to defend woman and children, the most vulnerable, against all foes? The highest patriots are beyond political party and partisanship.

People, then, can be patriotic, loyal to their country, the Constitution, the land, the great outdoors, all our confounded history and also be nonpartisan critics of the president of the United States.

Of course, there are partisan critics, which is what it means to be in opposition, as are those viewing the...


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