I was told recently that "you reap what you sow" - Well does that mean if I give my true opinion and not follow along as a sheep that I will get that in return. I hope so.... In today's political climate too many people are afraid to voice their true opinion because they feel they have to follow the crowd and that is why we get the elected officials that we get.
Myself, I will continue to sow what I believe in because I know that it is my belief and not someone else's. Now of course I am not going to be right all the time and when proven wrong I may adjust.
People believe what the believe and it doesn't make anyone else their inferior or less of a person because they believe in something or someone else - if that were the case the winners of elections would win by 99%.
So I guess what i am saying is never be afraid of the consequences if you truly believe in something. By doing this you get more respect then if you were just another person following the crowd.... Create your own crowd...