What is Patriotism?

Is patriotism piloting a plane into a government building? Is it patriotism if it is an IRS building? Or dying doing your job and being a Vietnam vet patriotism?

Authorities have identified the man who died in the IRS building in Austin. His son is speaking out about his father, because

Standing outside Hunter’s house in the Austin suburb of Cedar Park, Ken Hunter said he wanted to tell people about his father after hearing about Stack’s life and his anti-tax crusade. He was alarmed by comments from Stack’s friends who said he was a good person and Internet postings calling the pilot a hero.

“People say (Stack) is a patriot. What’s he a patriot for? He hasn’t served the country. My dad did two tours of Vietnam and this guy is going to be a patriot and no one is going to say that about my dad? That’s what got me started talking. I couldn’t stand it anymore,” Ken Hunter said. AP Story

If the pilot was a patriot, then Timothy McVeigh was a patriot.

No, it doesn’t work that way. Taxes have been agreed by elected representatives. Whether or not you agree with them, it is not a matter for revolution. And violence is not an acceptable way to voice complaints.

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  1. Desiree

     /  February 21, 2010

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