I see so many good men doing nothing. And it's not their fault. There would be a lot at stake for any man who takes action. It would not affect just him. It would affect everyone he loves. Everyone he has contact with on a daily basis. It would turn lives upside down. It would end life as he knew it, and he knows it.
It's easy to say, "when this happens...", Or "when that happens..." we would have had enough, but, the truth is, there is always a reason to wait just a little bit longer.
In this day and age there are too many consequences to taking action.
The problem is, action can still be taken for which there SHOULD be NO adverse consequences. Someone also once said that if you don't use your freedoms you will lose them.
I say it's time to use our first amendment freedoms to the fullest extent. And, when someone tries to stop you, that is reason enough to FIGHT.
So, if you are one of those who decide to be quiet when you hear someone say something you don't agree with, then YOU are part of the problem.
You don't have to be impolite about it. You don't have to be "forceful" or "abrasive" or use curse words and offensive language. You just have to say what is on your mind. You have to USE your freedom of speech. And when they try to tell you to be quiet, USE IT ALL THE MORE! DON'T BE QUIET. And when they try to FORCE you to shut up, that is REASON ENOUGH TO FIGHT.
A word of warning here: If you want to use your freedom to say what you think, then you need to be prepared to let others use theirs. That is why being POLITE about it is a MUST. Otherwise, you lose the message you were trying to convey. Others not agreeing with what you say is not a reason to fight. Others trying to STIFLE you from saying it, IS.
Voltaire once said, "I may not like what you have to say, but I will fight to the death for your RIGHT to say it!"
You also have to USE your freedom to assemble peaceably. Go to church. Go to rallies. Join in protests. Hold vigils. BUT USE IT. And, when the cops come and try to force you to disperse...THAT is reason enough to FIGHT.
You have to USE your freedom of religion. Don't be afraid to say "God bless the USA". Don't be afraid to whip out the "sword of the spirit" (Bible) in public. Don't be afraid to give GOD the glory for whatever happens! Don't be afraid to pray for and bless your enemies. And when they try to stop you, let the WORLD see them chop off your heads! Because where you are going, THEY CAN'T GO! Jesus said that doing so is like coals of fire raining down on their heads. FIGHT THAT SPIRITUAL BATTLE!
USE the freedom of the Press. Start your own websites, newspapers, radio shows, podcasts, blogs. If you can't do that, WRITE letters to the editors. Call talk shows. PROMOTE the cause on your platforms. And, when they try to stop you, THAT IS REASON ENOUGH TO FIGHT!
Sign those petitions. Start some of your own. Make sure they get to the right people. The signers of the Declaration pledged their LIVES, their FORTUNES, and their SACRED HONORS to give us these freedoms. Many of them died BROKE, HOMELESS, HEARTBROKEN, and SHAMED! But what they did LIVED ON IN US! The Declaration was a petition. When it was ignored, it was REASON ENOUGH TO FIGHT!
So stop rationalizing, and start growing some balls.