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.