Framing the Dialogue

True American Hero – Lia ???

“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” 

                                            Christopher Reeve

When I heard my second True American Hero’s presentation replayed on the radio this morning I was impressed with her passion and clarity of thought.  Her stance against abortion was not a popular position to present to her audience yet she persisted and gave a great speech. 

Many tried to convince her not to participate or to soften her stance.  She mentions God.  She stuck to her beliefs and did not waiver where many of us would have.  While I agree with her position on abortion, she is a hero for standing up against those who tried to thwart her.  These were people with power over her.  You may read a more detailed account of her journey here and please watch her speech

I do not know Lia’s last name, but she is a hero and she is only 12!  She had a grasp of concepts and statistics that most adults would envy.  When you watch, pay particular attention to her opening where she really pulls you into her argument and her ending by quoting Dr. Seuss from Horton Hears a Who;

“Even though you can’t see them or hear them at all, a person’s a person no matter how small.”

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