This letter was written because of growing personal concerns about the dangerous places that our nation's progressive elected leaders are taking this nation. I could avoid these concerns by saying and doing nothing or simply stating to others that I am only one person and can do nothing to prevent what is happening. However, the words of Martin Luther King keep blocking the possible paths leading to an escape from my personal responsibilities. He said: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." I choose, therefore, to share "Things That Matter" for your consideration.