If you believed your government was acting unethically -- or contrary to its own principles -- what would you do about it?
Here are a few hypothetical examples: If you were alive in Nazi Germany you would have done anything to stop the awful genocidal machine at the heart of the government, right? If you were alive in, say, 1850, and had the chance to stop slavery or to help the cause of abolitionists, you would do everything in your power to do so, wouldn't you? Or, to take some American examples from the 20th Century, if you knew there were clear injustices -- Jim Crow laws, forced sterilization of women deemed "unstable," policies that discriminate against and deny services to homosexuals -- you would clearly do everything in your power to stop those injustices, right?
In circumstances such as these, I would like to believe I would have taken a courageous stand against injustice, but I can't know for certain.
The hard question: What do you think you would have done?
The really hard question: What injustices do you see around you right now? What are you willing to do in response?