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Many people debate about what the definition of a patriot is.

The Webster's dictionary defines it as "love of country and willingness

to sacrifice for it." Some people mistake that as meaning to blindly

follow whatever the popular political opinion might be that week whether

it's raising taxes, going to war, or any other issue of the month. I

believe that being a patriot means to love your country, but also take

advantage of your liberties and point out when something might be wrong.

Recently, our country has gone through a very tumultuous period.

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