Patriot; a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
Deep State; a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.
A Patriot understands humankind’s greatest desire is to be free to improve themselves and the world around them as they see fit. They achieve improvement by assimilating knowledge, developing competency, and then applying it for the benefit of others to improve the human condition.
When burdens, those who seek to impede their efforts to improve the human condition, become too great Patriots rise up to secure their liberty (freedom and independence).
Patriots possess a high degree of personal responsibility for their well-being and seek to protect those manipulated, deceived, and exploited by others. Their commitment to fairness is evidenced by rewarding curiosity, imagination, creativity, collaboration, and innovation. Not repressing or seeking to control it.
Patriots honor the legacy of freedom by respecting all who defend it. They recognize the privilege and duty of Citizenship. They protect the integrity of each Citizen’s right to vote.
If you believe free thinkers, by engaging in honest debate to find common ground improve the human condition most effectively, then you are a Patriot.
If you engage in personal attacks instead of reasoned thought making your intentions highly transparent then you are aligned with the deceivers, manipulators, and exploiters populating the Deep State.