Over the years some commenters have written asking "what's your motive?" Variations include, "What's you're heart?", "Check your heart", "What's your goal?" and so on, with respect to, well, you have a guess, don't you?
Since so many of these queries came cloaked in Christianese and Wenatchee The Hatchet is a Christian, how's about Wenatchee The Hatchet does the most Christianese thing possible and hits you with a verse from Leviticus.
If anyone sins because they do not speak up when they hear a public charge to testify regarding something they have seen or learned about, they will be held responsible.
To whom? Well, the public would seem implied here but Christians (and Jews) would tend to understand the "public" including, you know, God. If you know something through seeing or hearing and don't speak up when the call to speak up comes up then you bear some iniquity. That's another reason a whole battalion of guys who heretofore haven't said anything at all might want to reconsider. Just saying, as someone used to say, it's in the Bible.