Bree Newsome took a stand for what she believed in, and not with mere words but with action Although this article is mainly focused on one’s opinion of the Confederate flag and the recent struggle with its meaning, the bigger picture for me is in the fact that she took a stand on something. No matter what the circumstance, issue, debate, or battle, people often wait for the next person to move or to take a stand when a voice needs to be heard. But imagine how many issues could be or could have been resolved if just one person took a stand when it was needed. Jim Dondero agrees that everyone has their opinion and feeling about such issues like gay marriage, the death sentence for criminals and low wages but, the only way that we can change things is if we stand up for what we believe in. We cannot continue to wait for another person to say or move on our behalf. Of course there is a right and a wrong way to do things and we always want to do things in decency and in order but the key is that we do something, that we make a difference, stand for what we believe and that we do not compromise. As we know all throughout history major changes have come from people who dared to make a stand and to not only voice their opinion but, stand by it as well. So no matter what your cause is stick to your convictions, stay the course until you see change!