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  •  Not just foreign service people, DoD people, (1+ / 0-)
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    contractors for both, and so on. You do remember the Bush administration, don't you?

    Our system asks us to be loyal to the country, not to a President or his policies. Political opinions that fall short of advocacy of violent overthrow are given the highest protection.

    Why? Because of people making arguments you're making - that the measure of loyalty to country is the measure of loyalty to one man.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:53:31 AM PDT

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    •  He threatened Hillary Clinton: (0+ / 0-)
      “Chortling over anyone’s death is a disgrace, though we all may now smile a bit at yours.”
      Deleted since then.

      He also deleted a reference to her feminine parts.

      He's a nutjob.

      "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

      by Geekesque on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:58:57 AM PDT

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    •  Loyalty to country (1+ / 0-)
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      During the darkest days of the Bush administration, it would have been inconcievable that we would be dealing with these actions today, under a Democratic president, who said he would have the most transparent administration ever.

      We can be loyal to our country, while condemning what we see to be wrong, whether a Bush or an Obama presidency.

      Pentagon Papers Daniel Ellsberg, “It was always a bad year to get out of Vietnam.”

      by allenjo on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 09:23:09 AM PDT

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