February 22, 2011

Remembering with Pastor Martin Niemoller

This quote by Pastor Martin Niemoller refers us back to pre-World War II Germany, but it seems so appropriate today given what is happening in too many state legislatures.

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.