I recently posted a series of Blogs about politics and the candidates running in the National Elections in November this year.
A fellow ActiveRainer commented, saying "No more politics".
On the one hand, we're all exhausted by the constant barrage of political news, advertisements, arguements and debates - and we want to take a few steps back and close out eyes and ears to all the dissent and animosity.
But unless we, "the people", stay involved with what is going on, we do not deserve the right to participate and comment about what is happening to our country. It's the responsibility of each and every citizen to stand up for what they believe is fair and just.
I don't believe in remaining silent to simply maintain the status quo. People need to say what needs to be said and stand up for the truth - even if it means upsetting some people along the way.
I keep thinking of the little boy in the Hans Christain Andersen fable, who in his simple truth proclaimed that the reverred emperor was actually naked, while all others - including the emperor - were too embarressed to say the truth for what it was.