Progress is often more difficult than it needs to be not because of those who oppose your ideas, you anticipate that. What we often neglect are those who say they are with you but work to slow you down. I was raised in a family that value debate on ideas not by subterfuge. Those with the courage of their convictions have my respect even if we disagree. The others have no honor. Here is what The Reverend Doctor King said: In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.