Stand Up For What You Believe!

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These days, it seems that people hang back when they are challenged to do what is right.  

Often times when one feels compelled to speak out against something, typically, they might stand alone.  

Talk anyway.  That’s what I say.  If you don’t…it won’t get said.

There are a lot of reasons why people won’t speak out against something or someone–even if they know the act to be wrong:

  1. Fear of retribution
  2. Fear of being ostracized
  3. Fear of being harmed physically, financially or socially
  4. They don’t have the strength to face the criticism
  5. Cowardice

The first five I understand, but the last one I despise.  You see…it is cowardice that has this country turned upside down.

In recent news, we have a this guy named Eric Snowden who blew the whistle on the government exposing his knowledge of Americans having their phone conversations tapped or investigated.  He’s been on the run for weeks.  Is he a traitor?  

http://www.nj.com/hudson/voices/index.ssf/2013/06/poll_is_eric_snowden_a_whistle.html

Then there was the Wiki Leakes Whistle blower situation-its founder Julian Assange for publishing U.S. Military documents and diplomatic information.  

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/a/julian_p_assange/index.html

Is this right?

Americans typically understand the nature of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press and such, but there are those who want to silence individuals when they act upon those rights to the detriment of the powers that be.

The Paula Deen controversy of using the N-Word was exposed after information from an upcoming discrimination case against her and her brother was leaked by a former employee(s).

Is it the responsibility of us all to be watchdogs?  

I say, yes.  Only if truth is the absolute motivator.

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12 comments on “Stand Up For What You Believe!

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  10. Growing up I was a wallflower who’s mouth was permently closed. Them dayz have since gone and now I speak up at every chance without being to mouthy.

    You are very correct, if you wait for it to get said, you maybe waiting forever. That goes for most things in life. I’m really very naturally shy–I know that’s hard to believe–and I would let pretty ladies walk past without telling them how beautiful I thought they were. Not no more, I let em’ have it and those chips fall where they may.

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    • truthangel07 says:

      Sounds like you could be my twin.

      I was so quiet when I was a little girl. My silence was my best friend. It protected me, but around age ten; I learned to start opening up my mouth. By my teenage years, you couldn’t shut me up.

      The blog is my evolution of sorts.

      LOL

      And a BIG THANK YOU for supporting my blog.

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