Being a Good American Can Get You Labeleled as Anti-American. Do it Anyway.

In America, we have a fundamental right to liberty. That includes criticizing decisions made by our government. That includes protesting a war we don’t believe in. That also includes playing watchdog to the preservation of our Constitution.

However, in recent times (and other darker areas of our history) exercising such rights can get us labeled as being anti-American by certain groups of people in this country. Do it anyway. Do it because our constitution is considered to be one of the greatest in the world for a reason. Do it because it is not only a fundamental right, but a fundamental responsibility. Do it because our ancestors did it, and many of them died so that their children and grandchildren would have these rights throughout eternity. Do it because citizens remaining silent have led to the downfall of many otherwise honorable nations. Do it because there is nothing more American than policing our leaders.

Protect our constitution. Speak out for what you believe in. Protest unjust laws and corrupt officials. Take a direct approach to preserving the fundamental freedoms of this country. Show no intimidation. Just do it, and don’t let hysterical cries of “Anti-American” sway you.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

–unknown

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