The right thing

My wife sent me this video of Jon Stewart laying into Congress for not properly funding a program that supports the health care of 9/11 first responders. It’s a powerful testament. He holds nothing back. This isn’t the first time Stewart has gone in front of someone and said it like he sees it.

Sometimes we have to tell truth to power; to stand in front of our Goliath and fling our slingshot. Sometimes what’s asked of us is the right thing. It may be small. It may be calling a time out in a meeting. It could be saying something to our boss. It could be telling our racist uncle that his hate isn’t welcome at Thanksgiving. We’ve all got our moments for this. We’ll all be called on to do the right thing.

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