I am NOT silent 

 

To persecute and perhaps torture someone through abuse of the U.S. legal system, the corresponding words must diminish him or her in a significant way.  Were it easy for most people to disregard those words or consider them false or inconsequential, they would hardly be tools of persecution or torture.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. undoubtedly knew it was not easy for most people to ignore the vile remarks and death threats evoked by America's Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.  But in admonishing supposedly righteous people who would not publicly defend the revolution, he undoubtedly thought its merit was clear and compelled their support despite the detractors and risks.  

Any one or more legal proceedings can be so protracted and convoluted that discerning the legitimacy or illegitimacy of related claims can be time consuming and difficult for even captive, astute audiences.  What tends to become clear rather quickly is whether those claims involve unpopular debate; fodder for retaliation; a proverbial hornet's nest.  While related risks do not dampen the demands of moral consciousness as they did not for Dr. King's "friends", a prudent friend should not uphold or condemn any aspect of legal disputes with which he or she is not reasonably familiar.  Given that truth, The Third Degree's I am NOT silent campaign solicits feedback, only on threshold considerations of public policy implicated by the legal difficulties of people allegedly subjected to persecution and/or torture through U.S. legal system abuse.           

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