من كتاب "وعّاظ السلاطين" للراحل الدكتور علي الوردي (حمل نسختك من هنا) 9
دعوني يا زملاء أعيد (بتصرف بسيط) ما نقلته هنا في المدونة قبل سنتين أو أكثر : 9
This issue of "Khaled Al-Fadalah" is a chance for our Country to tell the merchants of fear and division:
You don't decide who loves this country;
You don't decide who is a patriot;
You don't decide whose service counts and whose doesn't.
Two years ago I said, and I say it again today, that the flag doesn't belong to any ideology.
It doesn't belong to any political party.
It is an enduring symbol of our nation, and it belongs to all of our people.
After all, patriotism is not love of power or some cheap trick to earn a respect that you don't deserve;
patriotism is love of country; and fear upon its future and exsitence.
Months ago when we protested the questioning of "Naser Al-Mohammed",
People would weigh in against us saying, "My governmetn right or wrong?"
Our answer? Absolutely, my government right or wrong?
When right, keep it right.
When wrong, make it right.
Sometimes, loving your country demands you must tell the truth to power.
This is one of those times !!