Sunday, November 29, 2015
"Martin Niemoller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler, and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
He is, perhaps, best known for the following quotation - which Americans should very carefully consider, regarding some of the current political folks wanting to become our next President.
"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out - Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me."
We must remember our past, those that stood up against tyranny in all forms, and remain faithful to the words written on the Statue of Liberty "Give me your tired, your poor......." With the exception of Native Americans, we are all immigrants.