I will speak out as long as I’m able

Source: Eastern New Mexico News
by Kent McManigal

“You are probably familiar with the poem, ‘First They Came,’ by Martin Niemoller. It begins, ‘First they came for the Communists / And I did not speak out / Because I was not a Communist.’ It goes on to list more groups ‘they’ came for. We are living in such a time again. People in power are coming for those they don’t like: often the ones who speak out against the evil being committed by political criminals in positions of power. They are coming with lawfare, inflated charges, SWAT raids, and censorship. What would the poem say today?” (07/07/24)