Cowardice, expediency, vanity and conscience at odds

23 Feb 2009

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity 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 one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

We’re finally seeing some decisions being made on conscience. Time will tell if they are in fact right or not. But the means by which decisions are made is a refresshing change.