Thursday, December 17, 2009

One Idea, One Voice, Change

Have you ever felt passionate about an issue, shaken your head, and decided not to take a stand because you were only one voice and "one person can't possibly make a difference?"  I have.  But I know that one voice can make a difference.  Here are a few examples.
  • In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England. 
  • In 1776, one vote gave America the English language instead of German.
  • In 1876 , one vote gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency of the United States
  • In 1923, one vote gave Adolf Hitler leadership of the Nazi Party. 
  • In 1941, just weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor, one vote saved Selective Service.
  • In 2003, one vote gave the United States the third largest tax cut in our history. 
  • And remember the unknown man in the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes (9:13-17) who saved the city because of his one voice. 
Today with the technology available, one voice can be heard more quickly and more loudly than ever before.  People from all walks of life are using social networks to share their ideas and have their voice heard.  What will your voice be in 2010?