BREAKING: Dan Rather Drops BIG Donald Trump Announcement (DETAILS)

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Americans stand on the edge of a precipice. Now is the time to stand up and be counted, says famed journalist Dan Rather. His inspiring message warns that people cannot afford to remain silent now, and Rather’s moving words of hope and action went viral.

The journalist whose show, Dan Rather’s America is on Sirius XM, says the problem goes beyond party or policy and reaches down to the fundamentals of our democracy:

‘History will demand to know which side were you on. This is not a question of politics or party or even policy. This is a question about the very fundamentals of our beautiful experiment in a pluralistic democracy ruled by law.’

The award-winning journalist was a child when the horror of Nazism swept through Germany. So when neo-Nazis are normalized, he is horrified:

‘When I see neo-Nazis raise their hands in terrifying solute, in public, in our nation’s capital, I shudder in horror. When I see that action mildly rebuked by a boilerplate statement from the President-elect whom these bigots have praised, the anger in me grows. And when I see some in a pliant press turn that mild statement into what they call a denunciation I cannot hold back any longer.’

The Declaration of Independence promises each of us equally “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” But Rather reminds us that each generation needs to renew this vow:

‘We set up institutions like a free press and an independent court system to protect our fragile rights. We have survived through bloody spasms of a Civil War and a Civil Rights Movement to extend more of these rights to more of our citizens. But the direction of our ship of state has not always been one of progress.’

Of course we’ve made mistakes, but now is the time for us to choose once again which path we will travel, one of disgrace or one of ethics:

‘We interned Japanese Americans, Red Baited during the McCarthy era, and more. I feel the rip tide of regression once again swelling under my feet. But I intend to remain standing.’

Normally, the losing side in the presidential election frets about the country’s future, and the press gives the winner some latitude. But Rather says that these are not normal times. The problem is not “about tax policy, health care, or education – even though all those and more are so important.” Instead the problem is far deeper: “racism, bigotry, intimidation and the specter of corruption.”

But Rather has faith in a majority of Americans. He also calls on both political parties, the press, and religious and civic leaders:

‘Your voices must be heard. I hope that the President-elect can learn to rise above this and see the dangers that are brewing. If he does and speaks forcibly, and with action, we should be ready to welcome his voice. But of course I am deeply worried that his selections of advisors and cabinet posts suggests otherwise.’

Rather reminds all of us to remain vigilant and stand together to fight tyranny:

‘The great Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that even as a minority, there was strength in numbers in fighting tyranny. Holding hands and marching forward, raising your voice above the din of complacency, can move mountains.’

The journalist then shows us how to move those mountains:

‘And in this case, I believe there is a vast majority who wants to see this nation continue in tolerance and freedom. But it will require speaking. Engage in your civic government. Flood newsrooms or TV networks with your calls if you feel they are slipping into the normalization of extremism. Donate your time and money to causes that will fight to protect our liberties.’

He summarizes:

‘We are a great nation. We have survived deep challenges in our past. We can and will do so again. But we cannot be afraid to speak and act to ensure the future we want for our children and grandchildren.’

To see Rather’s full message, click here:

Featured Image: Getty.

H/T: Dan Rather’s Facebook Page.