Patriotism is not passive. Patriotism requires action.
Lies are costly. Lies have a cost because they multiply; because they tear at our moral fabric; because they can become unrecognizable.
Yes, I might be overzealous in my work on their behalf, but I will be unapologetic. Why? Because I care about children.
Only when we recognize the healthy aspects of being a skeptic (to keep us morally strong) and diminish the toxic aspects of being a skeptic (believing unverified information and breeding mutual suspicion) can begin to see our path forward. We have to be open to listen, carefully observe and course correct when needed.
the ability to hold our ground and stay the course and to let right triumph over might displays the moral courage necessary to stay true to the truth. We will all waver at times, so this is a difficult virtue to uphold.
Truth matters. It is not easy, and it is a journey that one must sincerely pursue…and humbly accept.