St. Peter exhorted us to “Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution…Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.”(1 Peter 2:17). As Christians we acknowledge that all authority comes from God and hold it our duty to uphold just laws and support our leaders as long as they do not conflict with the dignity of God’s creations or violate God’s law. As Knights and Americans we support the ideals of the our country and uphold the Constitution and aim to be good citizens. Patriotism is the principle of fourth degree knights.