How ironic that the people protesting the loudest about keeping government out of our lives, upholding states’ rights and protecting the Constitution have become the very ones to deny the will of the people of Washington state (over legalized marijuana) often because they personally oppose it. Today’s self-called patriots, on the right and the left, seem to pick and choose the issues they are willing to defend or not. But you can’t be a patriot and a political partisan, one cancels the other. The rare protector of the Constitution specifically defends unpopular and minority views. For most so-called patriots it’s just the opposite.