"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." George Bernard Shaw (Man and Superman)
There is no question that Americans are an unreasonable breed. When the British began to tax us without representation, close down our jury system, and suppress our liberties, we did not adjust. Instead, we turned the world upside down by declaring independence and winning our freedom from the greatest empire on Earth.
Although slavery had been the status quo since the beginning of time, abolitionists demanded the end of the world as it then existed. It took our worst war, but we defeated the scourge of slavery.
Although women had been denied the right to vote and civil rights since the dawn of civilization, the suffragettes took to the streets and won their rights.
That is the spirit we need to keep alive in our hearts, because as soon as we become complacent, we can lose it all.
God bless the unreasonable!