When I was applying to college some four years ago, a question was posed that inspired the journey of writing Vigilance The Price of Liberty and building US Vigilance:
Choose an issue of importance to you – the issue could be personal, school related, local, political, or international in scope – and write an essay in which you explain the significance of that issue to yourself, your family, your community, or your generation.
We would now like to pose that question to you. What do you think is the issue of largest importance? A coddled Millennial generation that appears unable to stand the bright light of reality? The assault on religion or freedom of speech? A Middle East in turmoil? A political system that is largely distrusted?
Whatever issue you think is most important, how would crystalize it and begin to solve it?
For me, I thought the issue of largest importance was that “Government has become too large to sustain and too opaque to be accountable which diminishes its ability to do the public good.” My solution was to team with my father to write a book and launch US Vigilance to promote responsible citizenship.
We cannot be a society of complainers; we must be a society of resolvers. Once you have identified the problem it is time for action.
What do you think?
#BeVigilant. Be Free.