When Gloria Emersom asks John Lennon, "You don't [actually] think you've saved a single life" [by writing and singing songs about peace]? I don't entirely agree that he had the ability to save lifes, however, I do think he had the ability to influence Americans with his lyrics. He let the citizens of America know that it is ok to speak out against the government and he did this through his powerful songs. I believe songs can make significant changes if it relates to how the person feels at the moment. However, I am unconvinced songs can save lives, it can only influence them.
Do I think being a dissenter is the same thing as being disloyal? No, I do not think they are the same. I believe you can disagree with what your government is doing but still love the United States. I feel as though this is very gray area and one can't really draw the line anywhere, as least under these circumstances. I do not think there should be a line when it comes to "free speech" because that is our first amendment right to speak freely. I do not think John Lennon was out of line in any way.