Wednesday, January 25, 2012

First they came for babies . . . now they come for pro-lifers


German clergyman Martin Niemoller, described the Nazi’s successful tactic of eliminating groups one at a time:
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 the Catholics, and I didn't speak out because I was Protestant.
Then they came for me 
and there was no one left to speak out for me. 
Because Niemoller was an anti-Communist, he supported Hitler’s rise to power at first.  But then: 
“When Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler.”
Now we have President Obama.  First he came for babies born alive back when he was a senator in Illinois.  Now the Obama administration is coming for Catholics and other pro-lifers. 
Insisting on the supremacy of the state over religion, the Obama administration has given hospitals, schools, and charities one year to comply with the Obamacare mandate and pay for contraception, abortion drugs and sterilization.  This is in direct conflict with the Catholic stance on life.
And it won’t stop there.  Because once they’ve trampled the constitutional right to freedom of religion, who knows what rights they’ll trample next?
Maybe your rights.

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