“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
― Benjamin Franklin
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ― Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings
I come from a family of military men and women. They served their country, shed their blood that I might have the opportunity to write and/or say what I think and live as I want. I owe them to be the very best I can be in word and action or they will have sacrificed in vain. However, this service was not in a vaccum for just me. They served along with their fellow soldiers for the rest of the country as well. We all owe them. We are duty bound to repay their service by doing what we know to be right. It is a horrible weight of repayment and a beautiful gift of obligation.
I hear on the news and read on-line about riots in the streets, destruction of property with no apparant appreciation for human life over color. I also applaud and support the rescue of animal life, trees, the seas and ozone, I think we have forgotten the important’s of family, and the individual worth of humans. As John Adams said, “Facts…are stubborn things…” We can no longer hid from them with “I wish” or “It’s not fair” for a reason to not act.
We owe a debt. It is time to pay. The question is how. How will you or I repay the debt?