What is a ‘Patriot’?
Many people find themselves at odds about what the ‘Patriot Movement’ is and what it stands for, but it really is rather straightforward: if you believe the Founding Fathers set out to protect via the U.S. Constitution certain inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, then you understand the ‘Patriot Movement.’ The socialist group ‘Rural Organizing Project’ would have you believe that patriotism is all about community resistance and that ‘patriots’ are an armed, unstable and dangerous lot. They are putting out propaganda about the ‘Patriot Movement,’ smearing the citizens who represent the very fiber of what America was founded on. Their goal is to convince rural communities that patriotism is destructive and dangerous and to organize against it.
Patriot or socialist?
Do you believe the constitution allows the federal government to take land rights away from individuals so they can sell the resources on the land to foreign governments? If so, you are not a patriot and agree with the Rural Organizing Project.
Do you believe the constitution allows for federal prosecutors to withhold eyewitness information in order to coerce a jury into convicting a local rancher on a gross over-charge with the intent to remove him from his land while in jail, then you are not a patriot and side with the Rural Organizing Project.
If you don’t believe that 12 neutral jurors could unanimously agree that there was no evidence that ‘patriots’ at the Malheur Refuge were threatening to local communities and did not unlawfully carry and use their weapons, then you are not a patriot and agree with the Rural Organizing Project.
If you believe in the goals of Agenda 21, global governance and a movement to strip citizens of their right to defend their life, family and property, then you are not a patriot and support the agenda of the Rural Organizing Project.
If you believe that rural communities should not stand up for their rights to manage their own land and community and be satisfied instead to rely on government control and handouts, then you are not a patriot and agree with the Rural Organizing Project.
If you don’t believe in the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and practice of religion, then you are not a patriot and agree with the Rural Organizing Project.
If you believe that anyone who would stand up for the rights of the individual and the community can only be motivated by irrational racism buried deep in their psyche, then you are not a patriot and agree with the Rural Organizing Project.
But if you believe in the dignity of the individual, that hard work by men and women free from overreaching government control is what built this land, if you are really for community enrichment by empowering individual citizens to run their own counties and school boards, and to manage their own land and its resources, then you will see through the lies in the propaganda put out by the Rural Organizing Project. After you read their information, fact check their accusations and apply some intellectual reasoning, it isn’t hard to see the truth. The Rural Organizing Project would have you believe that for all the troubles in our society the only solution is for government to control every aspect of your life. Patriots are regular people who respect government when it protects this country and our constitution, but draws the line when government abuses the people.