It takes courage to not run when you are about to be arrested and you know will die on a cross: Jesus Christ. It takes courage to nail your ideas to the door of your church when you know the church will come for you: Martin Luther. It takes courage to offer shelter to Jews and Polish refugees and then after the Nazis send you to Auschwitz to volunteer to take the place of a man condemned to death: Maximilian Kolbe. It takes courage to neglect your own health to nurse hundreds of fellow prisoners suffering from disease and near-starvation in the Philippine Islands during World War II: Margaret Nash and the other nurse POWs. It takes courage to lead your crew to safety after your patrol torpedo boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese ship: John Kennedy. It takes courage to walk into a high school through a gantlet of hate: the Little Rock Nine. It takes courage to be in a prisoner of war camp and put your fellow prisoners’ welfare above your own: John McCain. It takes courage for a schoolgirl to defy threats of the Taliban to campaign for the right to education: Malala Yousafzai. It takes courage to kneel in silent support of fellow members of your race while the "Star-Spangled Banner" is being played: Colin Kaepernick.

No courage is needed to call someone a dirty name: Donald Trump.

Bennett Kubischta, Bismarck

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