There are two quotations that I have come across during my life that have been truly life changing.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
– Edmund Burke
“If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”– Unknown
These two quotes, taken together, have often spurred me to go the extra mile, to step out, to do a little more, to stand up in the face of opposition. I determined early on to make sure that there would be plenty of evidence to convict me should I ever be accused of being a Christian.
The first quotation I heard more as “evil flourishes when good men do nothing”. Either way, it calls us to action against evil.
From a legal standpoint, assent is the presumption of agreement based on inaction. In other words, if you don’t protest your silence indicates your agreement.
So, you could look on this post as a call to action – to stand up, to vote, to protest those actions that encroach on our God given rights, justice and righteousness – and I’m speaking to myself as much as anyone else that happens to read this.
“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”Alexis de Tocqueville