I heard this on Don Miller’s podcast. He was being interviewed along with Derek Webb. They were both talking, and kind of contributing, but here is my paraphrase of what they said.
We can accomplish a thousand times more than any legislation by reaching out to the people that live within the 3 miles around us and giving money to those that are going 3000 miles away from us. I can give $3000 today to build a well in Africa, but it would cost that much just to get a document proposing that funding printed in Washington D.C.. The more I personally get my hands dirty, the greater impact I will have.
It was a pretty good interview, especially the stuff they said about freedom. Man. Do you ever hear the same message over and over again everything you read and hear?