Some people see the problem and volunteer to march in the front line. They are the Nation Makers.
"I met some latter-day Nation Makers Saturday morning at the Independence Day celebration on the State House lawn — people who see what’s wrong and don’t sit back and wait for others to fix it. They don’t see themselves in Pyle’s painting, of course. Hearing the comparison would move them to self-conscious, embarrassed laughter. I can imagine one of them, Second Amendment activist Jim Sexton of Essex Junction, saying, “those dudes were heroes, man.” But the word “hero” fits Karen Cummings Skau. You’ve probably never heard of her. In Bennington last month, among protesters yelling about police brutality and defunding the police, she stood, alone and calm, holding a pro-police sign and an American flag."
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