We have all been hearing how, during the Bush Administration, that dissent was indeed Patriotic as was paying taxes. Hillary Clinton herself even shrilled that from the rooftops in regards to dissent, did she not? If you do not recall this detail, feel free to listen to the audio provided. If the player doesn't work for you, the link provided will take you to where you can hear it in her own words.
Interesting as that may be, since Obama has been coronated as First Czar, I have been hearing that "criticism" of Obama is unpatriotic. Someone needs to explain that one to me. One could possibly conclude that if a Republican is in office, dissent is Patriotic and if a Democrat is in office, dissent is mean-spirited, cruel, hate-speech and down right unpatriotic.
Please feel free also to pay a visit to a special web site to learn more about dissenting from day one. As a teaser, I offer a picture: