Wednesday, October 8, 2008
We must speak out what is right. At recent campaign rallies in Florida Republican candidates have, after rousing the crowd with their words, stood by silently as voices yelled out, "kill him" or "terrorist." We have all heard stories of where this can lead. If the people who would be elected as our leaders are not enlightened enough to shout down these hateful words, we must speak out on the spot. Regardless of our political hues, we need to attend these events if only to speak up or talk calmly to those who would whip up such incitement. We must do our part to keep our dreams alive and show our future generations that we are not afraid to speak the truth to madness and demagoguery. This is our challenge as citizens.