So, Mark Twain was wrong?<quoted text>
Of course you have no idea what true patriotism is and you seem to think it is a cancer. True patriotism is not a refuge for anyone. It is a blessing! Something you will never understand.
John Kerry joined the Navy reserves only because he thought it would keep him out of Vietnam. Owl Gore joined the Army and his daddy got him a job in PR and he was sent to Vietnam only to make his daddy look good.
Oh, if you see any picture of Owl Gore in Vietnam, please note there is no magazine in his M-16. Why? Well, when you are in a base camp, only officers and senior NCOs are allowed to have loaded weapons!
Patriotism is not all about saluting, sporting a lapel flag pin, flying a flag on your lawn, or singing the anthem and marine flag- raising ceremonies at multi-billion dollar stadiums, Rogue. Patriotism is action, not words. And patriotism IS NOT, "My country , right or wrong", or "if you don't like it, leave it." That's the kind of language Mark Twain wrote about, the language of the loudmouth. Sgt York, Audie Murphy, Gen Eisenhower, Patten, Bradley, McArthur, so many, they did not wear their patriotism by boasting of their exploits, or shouting their patriotism at people. They didn't have to. They acted it out, and there was no need for them to shout their patriotism. Everyone knew.
You many not agree with Kerry or Gore, and why should you? But to doubt their patriotism is cheap. A cheap shot from a cheap birther.