What is a Patriot?
The definition shown at the top of every page on our
website is accurate. A patriot is simply someone who loves and
is willing to fight to preserve their country.
What defines a United States Patriot?
A US patriot believes that the United States is a constitutional
republic as defined by our constitution, based solely on the
intent of the original framers, our founding fathers. A U.S.
patriot believes in strong, national sovereignty and that our Constitutional Republican form of government
needs to be preserved.
What is a Constitutional Republic?
A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are
elected as representatives of the people and must govern according to existing constitutional
law that limits the government's power over citizens. In a constitutional republic, executive,
legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches and the will of the majority
of the population is tempered by protections for individual rights so that no individual or group
has absolute power. The fact that a constitution exists that limits the government's power,
makes the state constitutional. That the heads of state and other officials are chosen by election,
rather than inheriting their positions, and that their decisions are subject to judicial review
makes a state republican.
But aren't we also a democracy? What's the difference?
Unlike a pure democracy, in a constitutional republic, citizens are not governed by the majority of the people but by the rule of
law. Constitutional Republics are a deliberate attempt to diminish the threat of mobocracy thereby protecting dissenting individuals and minority groups from the tyranny of the majority by placing checks on the power of the majority of the
population. The power of the majority of the people is checked by limiting that power to electing representatives who govern within limits of overarching constitutional law rather than the popular vote having legislative power itself. John Adams defined a constitutional republic as "a government of laws, and not of
men." Also, the power of government officials is checked by allowing no single individual to hold executive, legislative and judicial powers. Instead these powers are separated into distinct branches that serve as a check and balance on each other. A constitutional republic is designed so that "no person or group [can] rise to absolute
If you love the USA and believe we
should maintain our sovereignty, the rule of law, that our constitution
should never be tampered with, and you're willing to fight to
preserve our constitutional republican form of government - you
are a patriot.