A Short Reminder To Speak Up

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Full disclaimer, I don’t endorse much of what Ben Carson has to say, but this story from his controversial 2013 National Prayer Breakfast speech is worth keeping in mind:

You know, I’m reminded of a very successful young businessman, and he loved to buy his mother these exotic gifts for Mother’s Day. And he ran out of ideas, and then he ran across these birds. These birds were cool, you know? They cost 5000 dollars apiece. They could dance. They could sing. They could talk. He was so excited — he bought two of of them. Sent them to his mother. Couldn’t wait to call her up on Mother’s Day:
“Mother, mother, what’d you think of those birds?”
And she said, “They was good.”
He said, “No, no, no. Mother, you didn’t eat those birds? Those birds cost 5000 dollars apiece. They could dance. They could sing. They could talk.”
And she said, “Well, they should have said something.”
And, you know, that’s where we end up, too, if we don’t speak up for what we believe.’

#UseYourVoice #SaySomething

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