Ed Brubaker said this quote

It's because of my grandfather that I became a Young Avenger. But it's hard sometimes, to be a black kid carrying a name like Patriot. I remember talking to Captain America about before he died, and he explained what Patriotism meant to him...It wasn't about blindly supporting your government. It was about knowing what your country could be, what it should be... And trying to lead it there through your example. And holding it accountable when it failed. I remember he said: There's noting patriotic about corruption or cover-ups... or defending them. But exposing them, well, that takes a hero.