As for my duty, it is to God, Family, and Country. Having said thatI believe in seperation of church and state. I fight for no religion, but I will fight for God, two different things. As my great grandmother use to say, "Religion will get you to Hell".
Here is a few quotes from pretty smart people.
"There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing." Daniel Webster
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president,
or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is
not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable
to the American public."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped
in the flag and carrying the cross"
-- Sinclair Lewis
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace
alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing
it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
-- H. L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)
"When tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be
in the guise of fighting a foreign foe."
-- James Madison
"When even one American -- who has done
nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and
close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril."
-- Harry S. Truman
"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
-- Howard Zinn