This is a story I picked up from Glenn Beck's show today. I hope I can do the analogy proper justice. A lady in his audience asked what could an individual, one person alone do, in this age of decreasing liberties and governmental abuses, how could she hope to make a difference against such a large entity as the Federal Government.
This is basically the story (in my words):
When you hear "The British are coming" who do you think of? Paul Revere.
Who else? Very few of us have been taught and I'm sure it's not being taught in schools today, there were a number of people involved in the events on that night so long ago. That night of the birth of the American Revolution. Many say the American Revolution was born during the Boston Tea Party, that was certainly one of it's early birth pangs but remember, that was 1773. It wasn't until two years later, that Paul Revere took his fateful ride.
During this time, the British had a curfew in place, but there was an unnamed man hanging about watching the British activity. He warned Dr. Joseph Warren. Revere, Dawes and Dr. Prescott were sent on this ride by Dr. Joseph Warren to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock, but first he had to cross the river. Dr. Warren arranged to have him rowed across the river. Now, this was all during the curfew. The river had many ships they had to row between. There was a man on the other shore with a horse for Paul Revere.
The point is, Paul Revere could not have done any of this without the man in town after curfew, Dr. Warren making the arrangements, the other riders, the rowboat captain, the man with the horse....
So yes we are just one, each by ourselves. But together, we can accomplish great things.
Do what you can, talk to people. Educate yourself. But you CAN make a difference, no matter how small the act or how big the sacrifice. None of it can happen without us all.
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