July 30th is National Whistleblower Day. While there seems to be an special “day” for an endless number of reasons, let’s be thankful for the rare, brave souls who are willing to “say something” when they “see something” unethical! They make us better.
As noted on the National Whistleblower Day Website:
July 30th is National Whistleblower Day. It marks the date in 1778, when the U.S. Continental Congress unanimously passed America’s first whistleblower law. Enacted during the height of the Revolution, it demonstrates beyond doubt that the Founding Fathers recognized the importance of whistleblowers and demanded that they be protected.
Their resolution was clear: “It is the duty of all persons . . . to give their earlies information to Congress or any other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds, or misdemeanors . . .”
Our hats are off to those who care enough to make a difference.
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