All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke
When it comes to evil invading a man’s life and marriage, his children’s lives, his work, and his community, the easiest thing for him to do is nothing. We are losing the battle with evil today because far too many “good” men have done just that-nothing. Doing nothing is like gravity; it just happens. Nothing is the fruit of possivity. Nothing is the consequence of a lack of conviction. It’s the by-product of lazy leadership at home. Doing nothing express no risk, exerts no initiative, and experiences no reward or truimph. Doing nothing is the natural bent of most men.
Excerpts: Dennis Rainey, Stepping Up: A call to Courageous Manhood (Little Rock: FamilyLife Publishing, 2011), 113
amen again Walter! alone, we can do nothing….but when we stand for God…he can and will use us for his good!
Having been in the pro-life movement for 30 years I know it takes courage to stand up to the pro-abortion movement. I was arrested at a sit-in at an abortion clinic and the people I was arrested with put their lives on the line. One time we were sentenced to year in jail for a non-violent sit-in. Luckily 13 attorneys (many of them not pro-life) stepped forward to defend us on appeal pro-bono. Our conviction was upheld, Criminal Trespass and we were fined $500. but we didn’t have to go to jail. The Washington Post wrote about us as violent and women hating.
So many people tell me that they are moderate or independent which seems to mean they don’t want the hassle of making a stand It is good to see that the states are beginning to take action on this terrible deed.
That’s what I’m talking about!