Why should you have to do X?
Because if you don't - who knows what fresh Hell's will be loosed upon us all.
Remember your Ditka.
Had he run for the Illinois Senate seat in 2004 as he'd strongly considered, he would most likely have trounced the guy who won the seat.
I'm not saying we blame Ditka.
I'm merely saying - when you see something that needs to be done, do it.
It follows that whole When good men say nothing... concept.