Not going silent

Everyone who hasn’t already should read this post in anniesj‘s weblog. Scary stuff, to do with the secret service showing up on her doorstep on account of one of her posts.

I’m glad she still plans to post about politics. Because going silent would be completely the wrong message to take away from this.

We have to speak up. We have to act, too, but we can’t act if we can’t speak. Write letters, put your name on petitions, speak publicly in whatever ways are most effective for you. Take the risk that comes with trying to make your voice heard.

It’s our obligation as citizens. And the more voices, the harder it is to silence us all.

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