Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Photo:Janet Lee, injured by a taxi partition.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dr.Ben Carsen

“Mmm,” she answered, “they were good.” “Mother, you didn’t eat those birds!” he said, unable to contain his shock. “Those birds cost five thousand dollars apiece. They could dance, they could sing, and they could talk!” “Well,” she calmly replied, “then they should’ve said something.” 

This funny story points out how important it is for us to speak up when confronted with danger. If we see our freedoms eroding around us and are afraid to stand up for what we value, we too will ultimately end up in the stew like those birds. Most Germans did not agree with Hitler’s insane agenda, but their collective silence permitted an unimaginable human tragedy that stained world history known as the Holocaust. How might their nation’s history and our world’s history have played out differently if those who saw what was happening had taken a stand for what they believed?

Carson M.D., Ben (2012-01-24). America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great (p. 185). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

18 doctors, other than Ben Carsen, have spoken out about taxi partition hazards. 

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