Friday, July 25, 2008

First they came ...

First the came ...

In Germany, they came first for the Communists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews,
And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . .
And by that time there was no one left to speak up.

a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller

As Jeffrey Tucker correctly notes here, they are coming for our children -- oh, wait, that's right, compulsory education already did that. Actually, now they are coming for our older children -- our young adults.

Government continues to expand its realm far beyond anything our Founders could have imagine. Why have we allowed this to occur? The answer is simple: we have allowed government to raise generation after generation.

The goal of government schools, run by union socialists, cannot be anything other than generations of constituents who worship government as the solution to every ill, real and imagined.

In the end, we -- as parents, community members, etc. -- must advocate for Liberty. We must educate ourselves and our children. Your locals schools never have, and never will.

Anyone want to bet on where Tiberi stands on this issue?

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