A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 14, 2014
“Obedience is not patriotism”

"Obedience is not patriotism” stencil; the saying has been printed on T-shirts and bumper stickers. “Blind obedience isn’t patriotism” was cited in print in January 2002, regarding opposition to what would be the Iraq War. At this time, the saying was used by the political left (when the political right was in power).

U.S. President Barack Obama (a Democrat) was elected in 2008, and the same saying would be used by the political right. In November 2013, the political slogan was accompanied by another saying:

“Obedience is not patriotism.
Patriotism is love of your country, not your government.”



Las Vegas (NV) Sun
Letter: Blind obedience isn’t patriotism
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002 | 8:25 a.m.
Patriotism does not mean that we roll over and play dead just because there is an undeclared war going on. Patriotism does not mean that we are obliged to be “bipartisan,” which is Bush’s code word for “my way or the highway.”
(...)
Patriotism comes in many forms. One such form is that we do not have to blindly follow G.W. Bush, right or wrong.
JAMES J. POUPARD

Google Newspaper Archive
13 April 2003, The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR), “Rally: Veteran says blind obedience isn’t patriotism,” pg. C3, col. 3:
Vietnam War veteran Ron Chase said blind obedience to leaders who deceive and manipulate is not patriotism.

“Demanding a government which provides accurate information to its citizens is patriotism. Condemning a government cynical enough to use the tragedy of Sept. 11 to pursue its own illegal and immoral goals is patriotism,” Chase said.

Google Groups: austin.general
Theodore Roosevelt on criticizing the President
oneofone
7/2/04
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Unquestioning obedience is not patriotism, but a lack of participation in the democratic process, an abrogation of the duty of a free citizen.

Twitter
John Carney
‏@carney
Remember when the left liked clever using slogans like “Obedience Is Not Patriotism”? Now they’re reduced to crying about death panels.
5:51 PM - 25 Aug 2009

Nevada State Personnel Watch
Police State and Political Bumper Stickers
Posted: September 12, 2013
(...)
Obedience is not patriotism

Twitter
Leanna Lawson
‏@Lenny_Liberty
#Patriotism is love of your Country, not your Government. #IWillNotComply #MakeDCListen #NoAmnesty pic.twitter.com/GU2bls7REb
6:33 PM - 3 Nov 2013

Twitter
GN
‏@NtoAlaska
Get This Straight: Obedience is not Patriotism, Patriotism is love of your country, Not your Government! #PJNET #TeaParty
12:16 PM - 1 Feb 2014

Sons of Liberty Tees
Obedience is not patriotism.
Posted on April 23, 2014 by Sons of Liberty

Twitter
GN
‏@NtoAlaska
Get This Straight: Obedience is not Patriotism, Patriotism is love of your country, Not your Government! #PJNET #TeaParty
8:01 PM - 14 May 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Permalink