Peace Unpatriotic?

From the Care2 newsletter:

"War has begun, but should we just accept it? While most Americans support the troops, many Americans feel that the war is unjust and an inappropriate use of U.S. power. Does disagreeing with the war mean you aren’t patriotic or that you don’t love your country? Absolutely not, according to one of the greatest presidents in American history, Theodore Roosevelt. "

"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."

"Roosevelt in 1918, challenged Woodrow Wilson’s sweeping crackdown against dissent after the American entry into World War I. While Roosevelt was a major supporter of WWI, he firmly believed the public should be allowed to express dissent."

"Clearly, the ability to stand up in opposition to our leaders has made America strong and unique. It’s not only American; it’s one of our founding principles."