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By The Time They Came For Something That I Care About

Written by | June 2nd, 2012

First They Came for so-called, illegal drugs, but I didn’t really care, because I don’t use drugs.

Then They Came for cigarettes, but I didn’t care, because I gave up cigarettes many years ago, and really dislike cigarette smoke, particularly in closed-in areas.

Then They Came for the salt content that restaurants can put in the food that they prepare, but I didn’t care, because I don’t care for a lot of salt.

Then They Came for the size of soft drinks that Americans can consume, but I didn’t care, as I don’t really drink soda.

Then, by the time they came for something that I do care about, and approve of, there was no one left to speak for me, or our Individual Liberties.

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8 thoughts on “By The Time They Came For Something That I Care About

  1. markross Post author

    “Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others”? – Thomas Jefferson

    “There is no country in the world in which everything can be provided for by the laws, or in which political institutions can prove a substitute for common sense and public morality.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

  2. markross Post author

    “Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison

    “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold, is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson

    1. markross Post author

      That is a good question! It is not “prohibited” by The U.S. Constitution for the states to do so; therefore, I suppose the state government has the power to at least try to regulate such things; just as state Governments have mandated that we buy car insurance etc. I don’t believe that Government should be involved in such decisions, but, sadly, citizens continue to allow this nonsense!

  3. Thomas Fleres

    That’s a good example. Many times we don’t care about laws when they do not pertain to us. It’s not until we feel the pain that we start speaking up, which may be too late. To avoid this, it is best to be forward looking in anticipation as to what this will lead to.

    1. Mark Ross Post author

      The bottom line, really, is, what kind of Government have we been, and are we fostering? With an unrestrained Government, before long, no one will be immune from it’s wrath!


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