i"[Finally, I am going to say something that will probably infuriate a lot of people, but I firmly believe this:
If you are an American citizen, and do not support going to war, you are not a patriot of this nation."
Good Lord, man, take pause. Those are incendiary words - words more compatible with calls to Holy War than with the thoughtful actions of an intelligent democracy.
Although I support military action, I certainly do not support your statement - and neither does our Constitution, which all true Patriots should hold dear. All Americans - indeed all Patriots - have the right to dissent.
In fact, I applaud the lone California representative who voted "nay" to the use of force. She has the courage to dissent, and I respect that - as should all Patriots of a free society.