These three Republican Party candidates for president are displaying their patriotism in a way the media can immediately understand and disseminate.
Yet it’s a strange patriotism they effect. They claim to love their country while despising its government. They praise our liberty while advocating a virtual theocracy. They represent a Party which has openly worked to make their country fail rather than see its duly elected president solve any of the problems they, in fact, left him. They promise prosperity while demolishing the very things (government social programs, affordable college loans, pubic schools, labor unions, etc. ) that created America’s mass middle class in the first place.
For some of these “patriots,” Republican Party power matters more than the well-being of their country or its people. For some, a mean-spirited God they have fashioned in their own image matters more. For some, it’s both.
Strange patriots, indeed. And since two of these candidates have publicly flirted with secession, it begs of the question of why their brand of disloyalty doesn’t get called what it is — treason.