• Amy Schlichter

Hoosiers For Life Promotes Incremental Action

Incrementalism, a strategy of taking little steps forward to achieve a bigger feat, is a common tactic used when a task is deemed too large to handle all at once.

Finding a way to inch towards the goal can be heroic and honorable. Brave men and women throughout time have used incremental action as a way to make a difference in the lives of others.

During the Lincoln Administration people risked their lives and died for freedom, just as they do now. Harriet Tubman was a prime example of this.

Harriet was a determined and fearless woman. She traveled back and forth thousands of miles, mostly on foot, from Canada to the Carolina’s to rescue people from the bondage of slavery.

Sometimes Harriet would rescue a group of people, sometimes only one. She no doubt knew that she could not end slavery this way. Her work was good, it was admirable, and unmatched by many. She was willing to lay down her life for her friends and she proved it by her action.

Her work was an incremental step to saving lives. As she journeyed north, Harriet knew many left behind would be brutally tortured, beaten, raped, and murdered before she could get to them. She knew her efforts would not save them all.