“Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change. Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues and the wrath of their society. And then I understood by that measure just how rare moral courage is. Real political courage doesn't come from disagreeing with our opponents, but from disagreeing with our friends and with our own party because it means having to stare down accusations of disloyalty and betrayal; you are a Democrat or Republican in name only."
The first thing than came to my mind was Tulsi Gabbard and her being ostracized by the Democratic Party and blacked out by the mainstream media (CNN and MSNBC) for resigning asVice-Chair of theDNC to support Bernie Sanders , in 2016, and voting "Present" to impeach Donald Trump, in 2020.
Tulsi had the valor and moral courage to vote "Present" instead of voting "Yes" for impeachment because she believes that impeaching Donald Trump would never lead to removal from office and it is very divisive in an already divided nation.
Ex-Senator Claire McCaskill, an MSNBC analyst, stated on the air after finding out of Tulsi's "Present" vote: "Tulsi Gabbard is trying to grab attention." She further stated: "I do not want to talk about her anymore."