Loyalty: faithfulness to commitments or obligations [Citation]
Who has your back?
At times, loyalty depends on perspective. How so? If you are planning something that doesn't meet even your own standard, if your own thought process is "wrong," then is a person disloyal for not going along with your bad idea? I'm not just referring to extreme examples such as suicide, homicide, criminal acts, etc. There are times when we all have bad ideas and may make poor choices. Even in the military, I'm not expected to follow an unlawful order.
So, going back to the definition of loyalty--faithfulness to commitments or obligations--what does it mean to be loyal? I believe that loyalty is standing up for what is right and saving the person to whom you are loyal from making a poor choice or bad decision; loyalty is trusting when not all the facts are known; loyalty is a two-way street.