The Occupy movement has been attacked from all angles, criticized for its lack of leadership and a singular purpose, and written off as an insignificant urban camping trip for a few neo-hippies. While those elements do exist within the various groups holding public land in cities across the United States, there is something which has been overlooked. At the very heart of it, this movement is an exhibition of classical American patriotism in action. It draws upon the rich tradition of our founding fathers, who advocated dissent as a patriotic duty, who were skeptical of banking institutions becoming “too big to fail,” and who warned against expanding government to a point where freedom would be trampled by federal bureaucracy.
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