One does not prudently judge a man by what he claims to be in this life. One prudently judges a man instead by observing which principles that man chooses to embrace and live by every day.
Deeds, not words. Opera non verba.
If a man claims to embrace the ideals set forth in the Declaration, to embrace the limits of Government as set forth in the Constitution, and to embrace the inviolable Rights as set forth in the Bill of Rights - yet that man willfully chooses to act in contravention to those ideals, limits and Rights, you are dealing with a hypocrite, at best.
If a man claims to respect the DoI, USC and BoR, yet that man takes employment and King's silver from an unconstitutional entity that violates the ideals, limits and Rights articulated, he is a hypocrite engaged in theft, at best.
When that man accepts into his household a single penny from any unconstitutional Entitlement program that was taken by force from his neighbor, he is guilty of that same hypocrisy and theft, with the addition of moral corruption.
You simply can not be a Patriot and a parasite. The two are mutually exclusive entities.
If you take the King's silver in remuneration while violating or infringing the Rights of your countrymen you are not a Patriot, you are engaging in the very tyranny you claim to oppose.
You simply can not be an American Patriot and a Tyrant. The two are mutually exclusive.
Patriots: Look carefully at those surrounding you who claim to share your values, who dare claim the title 'Patriot'. Do they unconstitutionally or immorally take the King's coin? Do they attempt to limit your Right of Free Association? Do they actively support the violation or infringement of Liberty? Do they denigrate their Countrymen who dare to pursue Liberty and Freedom?
These are not the behaviors of Patriots.
These are acts of Treason. These people are Traitors.
You think the charge of Treason is too severe?
Definition of Treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Rationale: If you and I accept the premise that America was intended by our Founders and Framers to be a place where individual Liberty shall be safe from the whim and will of our neighbors, and that the ideals of the DoI, the mechanism that is the USC, and the strict limits laid out in the BoR are the supreme Law and guiding principles of the land to achieve that premise of individual Liberty, then is it not an active, deliberate, conscious choice of anyone who violates those laws and principles to levy war upon us? When an individual supports the theft from one person to pay another, is that support not the very definition of providing aid and comfort to those Enemies of Liberty who seek to have America devolve into a Marxist, Communist or other tyrannical Hell on Earth?
Any person within our borders who infringes or violates the Rightful Liberty of another person, who facilitates or supports such infringements or violations, declares himself an Enemy of Liberty - a Traitor to the most fundamental ideals upon which this nation was founded.
These people are not merely hypocrites and thieves and petty tyrants.
They are Traitors, guilty of Treason.
It is time for real Patriots to stop tolerating this filth.