For John, BLUF: Words to live by. Nothing to see here; just move along.
One of my favorite historic figures is Carl Schurz, Union General, US Ambassador, US Senator, and Federal Cabinet Secretary. Not bad for a man with the good sense to leave Europe after the events of 1848.
While serving in the US Senate he said (not on the Fourth):
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.Happy Fourth
Regards — Cliff