On the silence of good people

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Martin Luther King talks somewhere about what he calls the “appalling silence of good people.” In a time where Donald Trump is seen as a reasonable choice the silence of good people is the greatest threat there is to the security and welfare of this country. In a Tennessee which defines health care for poor people as a political inconvenience the silence of good people is tragic. We need to be careful what we accept as common sense lest it leave us unable to see clearly what really matters.

I think we need to speak to the silence of good people. Sometimes people think it doesn’t really matter what they say or do. The issue, they think is settled, or that their voice carries no weight or effect. The voice of good people always matter. Too often questions are closed by the way we frame them and people saying there…

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