"On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' And Vanity comes alone and asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position, that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because his conscience tells him it is right." Martin Luther King, Jr.Today Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words still resonate strongly. Too often it seems our political class listens to the siren calls of Cowardice, Expediency, and Vanity. But it is only Conscience that will save us.
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