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First, they came for the sex offenders. I am not a sex offender, but I opposed the civil commitment of sex offenders by the federal government because it is not an activity within the enumerated powers of Congress.
First They Came for the Jews First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left
First Bush and Gonzales came for the terrorists, but I was not a terrorist, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the enemy combatants, but I was not a combatant, so I did not object. Then they came for the protestors resisting "free speech zones" near Bush campaign rallies, but I was not a protestor and so I only voiced my unease.
Updated Version of”First They Came” by Pastor Martin Niemöller. First they came for the tax resistors, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a tax resistor and I believed the government when they said that forcing people to forfeit a percentage of their labor was not a violation of their rights. Then they came for the cult members,
And by that time there was no one left to speak up. By Stephen Rohde, a constitutional lawyer and President of the ACLU of Southern California. Adapted from the original by Rev. Martin Niemoller (1937). First they came for the Muslims, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Muslim.
“First They Came…” is a poem by Martin Niemoller written as a critique of German intellectuals during the Nazi occupation of Germany in the 1930s that remained silent during the Nazi purging of groups they found undesirable. The poem has grown into a snowclone online and has been used more frequently during the rise of President Donald Trump .
Then They Came for Me by Robert Koehler Posted on October 16, 2010 October 15, 2010 Speaking out a year ago against the idea of holding civilian trials for terrorism suspects, Liz Cheney captured the paranoid arrogance of the past decade with stunning efficiency:
They came from Canada or jumped ship in U.S. ports, and all before special interest countries were classified as such. ... “I can say definitively that the number of terrorist suspects arriving ...
First they came for the "suspected" terrorists, and I didn't object for I wasn't a "suspected" terrorist. Then they came for those of Middle Eastern descent, and I didn't object for I wasn't of Middle Eastern descent. Then they came for the unpatriotic, and I didn't object for I was not unpatriotic.
Obama came into office promising changes in the way the United States combats terrorism. One of these changes was a new emphasis on legal processes and a shift away from controversial methods of treating terrorist suspects, like rendition, harsh interrogation techniques and secret prisons.