Ronin of the Spirit

Because reality is beautiful.

The Doomed 2nd Amendment

First They Came for the Jews

Pastor Martin Niemöller

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
to speak out for me.

The Republican party didn’t speak up when the constitutional rights of released prisoners were violated. (Your 2nd Amendment rights are null and void after you get out of prison. ) But why fight for justice for a bunch of ex-cons?

The didn’t speak up when the constitutional rights of drug addicts were violated. (Abuse of warrants, mandatory sentencing, prohibition of substance, unlawful seizure of property .) But why fight for justice for a bunch of potheads?

They didn’t speak up when the rights of businessmen were violated. (Anti-strip club zoning, anti-adult book store zoning) But why speak up for a bunch of fornicating sleaze bags?

They didn’t speak up when the rights of homosexuals were violated. (Criminalization of homosexual acts.) But why fight for justice for fags and queers?

Very shortly the Republican party will begin to fight for the 2nd Amendment rights of “law-abiding, God-fearing citizens.” In the end, they will lose. Maybe not this election cycle, maybe no the next, but they will lose the fight. And the reason is simple. Justice means nothing to the Republican party. The GOPs main concern is the continuing power of the GOP. If justice or the constitution were nearly as important as they claim they would fight as hard for the rights of unpopular people (ex-cons and homosexuals) as strongly as they fight for the rights of popular ones (married suburbanites).

Because they aren’t willing to fight for EVERYONE’S rights, we all lose. The Dems are even worse. They will fight to the death to make sure that the “disadvantaged” receive help to go to college but won’t finish a war that they helped to start.

I don’t know who reads these, but whoever you are: vote for justice for everybody not just the people you care about, or shortly there will justice for no one.

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April 18, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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