“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.”     

–Margaret Chase Smith

Both together are lethal. Principled action, which is what citizenship should be about, requires us to speak with moral courage and to speak responsibly to the facts and circumstances of our reality. 

Read yesterday’s Thought. Thought of the Day (TOD) is selected by Rick Larios, Monday-Friday, minus public holidays and an arbitrarily chosen summer vacation. Saturday and Sunday, Stacey will be selecting TODs from the archives of past postings. Often, but not always, a comment comes with the quote. TOD originates as a personal email list-sharing and is further shared here with permission. A poem appears in full on Fridays; the copyright belongs to the poet and/or publisher. Buy poetry you like. It will be good for you, good for poets, and order from your local community bookstore and it will be good for them too.