Loyalty, or a tendency to be loyal to groups, people, family, tribe, political party....whatever...is not, in and of itself, a virtue. No where is it listed as one in any scripture I have ever read.
It is a personality trait, that can be virtuous, but is equally likely to lead to trouble, and stand in the way of true faith, which has to do with faith in one's own mind and in the basic goodness of others, even when that goodness in not so much in evidence.
For example, loyalty is highly valued among organized crime families; trusting your own mind is not.
Old Texas Friends "Rewarded With Plum Jobs" For Loyalty To Bush
The New York Times SHERYL GAY STOLBERG February 20, 2007 at 08:10 PM
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Israel Hernandez was a fresh-faced college graduate from the Texas border town of Eagle Pass in the summer of 1993 when he landed a job in Dallas as the personal aide to the part-owner of the Texas Rangers George W. Bush.
Together, they spent months driving the dusty back roads of the Lone Star State to promote the team, Mr. Hernandez behind the wheel of Mr. Bush's Lincoln Town Car.
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The Nazis, Fascists and Communists were political parties before they became enemies of liberty and mass murderers.