Post by ShofarSoGood on Jul 27, 2021 3:19:16 GMT -5
Why the Silent Majority Is Turning Angry
July 26, 2021
By Jack Gleason
Americans are an easygoing lot. We let bygones be bygones. If crazy Uncle Bob wants to rattle on at Thanksgiving dinner about global warming in the middle of the coldest winter in twenty years, we politely ask for more cranberry sauce.
We have been known as "the silent majority." We vote pretty often, but we don't donate to politicians or volunteer on campaigns. And we certainly don't protest at City Hall.
But this good nature is predicated on our government playing by the rules and staying out of our lives. (Watch the fun when someone from the government knocks on our door and offers to help.) We're old enough to have been taught about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in school, and we know that without fair and consistent rules, a successful society can't exist.
So when we see a systematic assault on our American rights that has a major impact on our daily lives, we start to wake up. And when it continues, we start to get angry.
The problem is that America is a very diverse culture. What is important to me may not be at the top of your list. If I am a man of faith and see attacks on religious freedom, someone who is a gun enthusiast might not care very much. But if someone tries to take away his rights to bear arms, watch out!
It looks as if the silent majority is finally seeing the writing on the wall. We are realizing that if we do nothing when the government comes for our neighbor, then there will be no one left to help when the government comes for us.