“All it takes is one match to start a fire; likewise, it only takes one person to stand for liberty.”
This quote, though it may have the ring of an 18th-century patriot, is, in fact, the words of fifteen-year-old Dominic Mcauly. This week, Dominic published an article outlining a concept most adults in America fail to grasp: we are all responsible for the actions of our government. His article, a dissertation on George Orwell’s Animal Farm, recognizes that, in order to avoid tyranny, common citizens must be brave and take actions to promote liberty. If more people understood and acted on this truth, where would our country be today?
Dominic is part of a group of hundreds of teens that have taken this principle to heart. There are groups of teenagers in high schools across the country who have banded together to learn about our duty as citizens of the United States and to actively perform those duties. As American Clubs continue to grow and teens begin to exercise their rights to testify and take part in their country’s government, we can have hope that the next generation will move towards greater freedom as they inherit our great nation.