Monday, June 13, 2016

Florence King on defending others' rights

I like her semi-spoof on Martin Niemoller's famous line on defending the rights of others, even when one does not exercise those rights.
"When they came for the smokers, I kept silent because I don't smoke. When they came for the meat eaters, I kept silent because I'm a vegetarian. When they came for the gun owners, I kept silent because I'm a pacifist. When they came for the drivers, I kept silent because I'm a bicyclist. They never did come for me. I'm still here because there's nobody left in the secret police except sissies with rickets." -- Florence King

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