Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Heroes On A Local Level

Heroes. What makes a hero in a non-war-time situation? We assume that people like Gandhi or Rosa Parks or the 9/11 hero Todd Beamer have some intangible quality that the rest of us lack. When we sit back and refuse to become involved, these brave souls find a way to act, to speak out, to help others in need. That's why they're heroes.

Research has shown that few people do evil and fewer act heroically. Between these extremes in the bell curve of humanity are the masses — the general population who do nothing, and by doing nothing, often implicitly support the perpetrators of evil.

I think the most common thing heroes have in common is they simply stand up and take action.

And that is what some residents in Delmar Maryland have become - heroes - simply because they chose to run for an elected office. They have chosen to put their personal reputation on the line and endure all the slams from the low life people who crawl around Delmar and refuse to be involved to help better the town. And they do it without expectations of a reward - certainly that small amount the towns pays the mayor and Commissioners each year is not enough to put up with the insults and time expectations - and as far the Glory - well I have never seen it.

These people have become a role model for your children and the rest of the world.

Stand up and take action Delmar Maryland residents, file for an elected position (you have until 4:30Pm Sept 12th) and join them to become a Hero - no cape required.

As the poet John Donne wrote: “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

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