I have been doing some research into what it means to be a "Patriot".
PATRIOT - a person who loves, supports and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion. A person who vigorously supports his or her country and its way of life.
"Patriots" is a name that is often used to describe the early American colonists. Those that rebelled against the English government.
They represented an array of social, economic, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
The "Oxford English Dictionary" has this definition of a "Patriot" ...
"A person actively opposing enemy forces occupying his or her country; a member of a resistance movement, a freedom fighter."
In Britian 1773 "patriot" had a negative connotation. (And to many it does today as well.)
A "Patriot" for America was first a "traitor" to England ...
There are many enemies of life and liberty - both foreign and domestic. Those enemies that attack from without, and those that attack from within.
May God grant us the eyes to see and the ears to hear all attacks!!!
May God grant us the courage to stand up and be PATRIOTS for America!!!