We should thank The Protestor who threw the money-changers out of the temple.
We should thank Christopher Columbus for proving that the earth was not flat, but not for his and the Conquistador’s treatment of the Native Americans.
We should thank our forefathers for protesting against taxation without representation.
We should thank the Minute Men, who hid behind walls and defeated the British. The British considered the Americans terrorists because they didn’t fight according to the rules of war accepted in the 1700″s.
We should thank Susan B. Anthony and the Suffragettes for protesting for voting rights.
We should thank Rosa Parks for protesting “separate but equal”.
We should thank the students of Kent State who protested against our involvement in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
No thanks to those who sit back and ignore the millions who are starved, driven from their homes and slaughtered around the world.
If we fail to become informed, vote and protest against what we believe is wrong, we are lazy, callous, immoral and un-patriotic and we deserve what we get for doing nothing.