Speaking Truth to Power

The idea of this phrase took hold in my mind as the country seemed to descend deeper into division and authoritarianism, if not outright totalitarianism. Why do this — speaking truth to power? Is it for the sake of speaking it only? Or is it intended to provoke or evoke a change? What if the power I want to speak truth to does not recognize my source of truth? If I am not a true believer in (take your pick), what is my source of truth? What if I have the power? All these considerations are spinning my little mind.