“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated” Thomas Paine- The Crisis
Once in a while, an opportunity comes along for ordinary citizens to directly impact world events. The powerful testimony of US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) in the attached video offers just such and opportunity. After watching the video, I took the time to write three letters. One to the President, one to Rep. Gabbard, and one to my own member of Congress. I urge everyone who reads this post to watch the video, and then write three letters of your won right now. Yes, this will require an investment of time, but doing so yourself and urging your friends to do the same might just change the world.