Silence Is Assent
If you do not object, it is assumed that you accept something. If your teenaged daughter tells you, "I'm going to the mall with Monica" and you say nothing, she will assume that you do not object. If you do nothing to stop her, your actions say, just as clearly as any words could, that you agree to her proposed action. Silence is assent. It is acceptance. It is approval.
So too, silence is acceptance when it comes to government actions. If you do not approve, if you find government's actions unacceptable, you must speak up. If you fail to do so, government officials will get the idea that you have no objections and that what they are doing is acceptable.
Thomas Jefferson believed that a "silent acquiescence" to the unconstitutional Alien and Sedition acts was "highly criminal."
When is the last time you wrote to your congressman or senator? How about your state officials? Is everything they're doing "just fine" with you? Do you know what the city council has been doing? The county board of supervisors?
Yes, it's a lot to try and follow. There are only 24 hours in a day and we have things to do. We've got to put food on the table and pay the bills. There goes a lot more than 40 hours a week for most of us. Then we've got Little League and the scouts, our civic and social organizations, the church, the bowling league, helping the kids with their homework — you name it. We each have plenty to do; that we don't take more time to keep an eye on our government is just a matter of priorities. And besides, our government has assured us that they are the "good guys." But there comes a point where, in order to protect our families, our children, our own future generations, it becomes necessary to speak up, and loudly.
Failure to do so signals assent — acceptance — of the way things are, of the things that have happened and are happening. At Take Back The Power, our collective conscience will not let us remain silent.
There are a great many things that FedGov has done, unconstitutional things, that need to be undone. They are things to which we did not and do not now agree. We cannot therefore remain silent. The good news is that, if our plan to Take Back The Power from FedGov works, a great many unconstitutional things will be more easily undone when the power is at the state level where it belongs.
Use what you learn here, use our tools and resources and Take Back The Power for your state, your community, your family. Do not remain silent; silence is assent.
"If you are not angry about what your government has done to you, if you aren't hot under the collar over what your government has done to others, if you're not outraged at the things your government has done in your name, if your blood doesn't boil when you contemplate what your government has in store for you, why then, you haven't been paying attention."
Warren "Mickey" Michelsen
"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."
"I's had all I can stands and I can't stands no more."
"We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it any more!"
Peter Finch (as newsman Howard Beale) in the movie Network (1976)
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."