I don’t trust any institution that expects blind obedience. I do not cater to the slogan ‘Country First.’ If my country wants me to follow it then it had better conduct itself with honor and integrity. If it wants me to support a war it had damn sure give me a good reason to kill. I am a patriot, but that doesn’t mean I cannot see that this country has problems. And I am not so afraid of being branded an ingrate that I am not willing to shout that the emperor is naked. Perhaps it is because, like the child in the story, I am secure in my credentials.