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Op Ed: Conservatives, Liberals, Moderate, Centrists, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Progressives, and Socialists are ALL Patriots!

Editor’s Note: The author of this opinion, Venu Katta, is a frequent commenter on this blog and is an amazingly bright young man. I have always been impressed with his ability to state his opinion in a non-argumentative manner filled with logic and reason. And while I will not try to characterize Mr. Katta’s place in the political spectrum, it is safe to say that most of his opinions are to the left of my own. His challenges on this blog are intellectual in nature, and while I may not agree with some of his views, I respect his convictions and admire the logic and reason behind each one of them. I received this email from Venu as a Letter to the Editor, but think it deserves more prominent placement, so it is published as an Op-Ed unaltered.

Conservatives, Liberals, Moderate, Centrists, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Progressives, and Socialists are ALL Patriots!

America appears more divided today than in recent history. However, these divisions are artificial in reality. There is nothing more American than the Right to Disagree, and the Right to Agree. These intrinsic Rights help strengthen our nation, test our resolve and show that we are truly the United States of America.

There are those on all sides of the political spectrum that would like to see America divided. That would like to see America marginalized into factional struggles between the left and the right, between regions and ideologies. There are those who prey upon these differences and divisions and try and weaken the fabric of our nation. They cry “Tea Bagger!”, “Socialist!”, “Baby Killer!”, and other such nonsenses. But know that when these insults are hurled in hate and rage, that we, the people of the United States of America shall pick them up and wear them as badges of honor and of our faith in our country. It is our right to Disagree with one another that shows not divisions, but strength in the principles of freedom. It is these divisions that come together to produce one strong, brave, and free United States of America. Only in unity are our flaws exposed to minuscule and arbitrary.

They are arbitrary, because in reality, we all have the same motives. We have the same problems, the same anger, the same situations whether we want to admit it or not. Because we’re all broken. We all live lives of imperfection and immorality, whether we want to admit it or not. We all come from broken lives trying to unite to improve and strengthen this great nation of ours. We may have different methods, but they’re all in search of the same solution to the same problem. Preserving the greatness and strengthening the future of the United States of America.

And there are those that would like to prey upon our fears and take us backwards and turn us against each other. There are those that would love to see a fractured United States of America. But as Americans, it our duty and responsibility to reject those claims, and stand up and say “I am a citizen of these United States of America, and I will not let the fabric and the freedom of this great nation be torn apart!”. We have more in common than that divides us. We are all in search of a better and stronger America and to cling to the principles that shall lead us to that America.

And we should all know that these principles of Agreement and Disagreement are universal. Our ability to cling to varying faiths, opinions and beliefs yet come together as a strong, free and prosperous nation show the strength of our resolve. All opinions, be they Libertarian, Conservative, Liberal, Progressive, Centrist, or even Socialist in nature are welcome in this land of opportunity and prosperity. For when we come together as one nation, and one people, we begin to realize that we truly are a united people with a common goal and common love for the same country. The United States of America.

Venu Katta

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

One Response to “Op Ed: Conservatives, Liberals, Moderate, Centrists, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Progressives, and Socialists are ALL Patriots!”

  1. Mr.G. says:

    Very good commentary. A person who gets it. Unfortunately, not everyone on the left side of the spectrum believes in the opinion of this young man. First good article I’ve read this morning.


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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