I figure I have never seen such an explanation. I also figure it comes from our rebellious revolutionary type terrorist war against the British.
No doubt that in a democracy the concept stated here about a patriot is wrong.
Yes now that I looked it up it is Thomas Paine. And argument against British rule.
I assume you are applying here in line with HRC's comment about being a member of the resistance.
A fun thought to ponder on this, is that our right to bear arms is directly related to this. Yet the folks who would cry it first would staunchly avoid or condemn our rights to bear arms for just such a reason. Just interesting, no point to be made there.
No. Between Whigs and Torries there is no comparison to today. I am failing to see taxation without representation or the horrible oppression of a colony. What we have here is fringe elements trying to tell our general populace that the sky is falling.
I am a patriot by act and thought. And your definition is faulty in the clear occasion of the worlds oldest and best democracy.