Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right.There are many movements abroad in the country to curtail our rights. Curtail freedom of speech because it is popular to enact hate speech codes. Curtail self-defense because, as the Bush Administration says, it is in the government's interest to keep people unarmed. In California they are even going to take away your ability to set the thermostat in your own home. (Fighting against global warming don't you know).
Freedom, or more specifically, liberty, is not something we should give up so easily. We should take a stand for what is right.