Skip to comments.They went after cigarettes, I didn't care, now they are going after bake sales.
Posted on 05/08/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT by DallasBiff
I'm paraphrasing a Catholic Bishop during nazi Germany, who basically said ,they came after the Jews and I didn't care, and now they are coming after me.
They’ll take my glazed pumpkin and raisin cookies out of my cold, dead hands.
They went after Sarah Palin and the GOP did not care....
Thatz the way the cookie crumbles....
I believe it was a Lutheran pastor (Neimoeller?) that said it but I could be wrong....
I wish they would come after the parents who bring little Johnny’s order form to work so we could all order that over priced popcorn and chocalate.
The useful-idiot, bake-sale school ladies get what they deserve —their own medicine.
Personally, I won’t be happy until they close all the schools.
You really should do the entire thing,,Include childrens lemonade stands
Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran, so shut up and eat your broccoli!
It’s time we got back at the Libs.
How about a massive use tax on condoms to help fight AIDS?
“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 me
and there was no one left to speak out for me. “
Martin Niemöller was a German pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. Niemöller was an anti-Communist and supported Hitler’s rise to power at first. But 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. Unlike Niemöller, they gave in to the Nazis’ threats. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. His crime was “not being enthusiastic enough about the Nazi movement.” Niemöller was released in 1945 by the Allies. He continued his career in Germany as a clergyman and as a leading voice of penance and reconciliation for the German people after World War II. His statement, sometimes presented as a poem, is well-known, frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy, as it often begins with specific and targeted fear and hatred which soon escalates out of control.
Did not care? The GOP was ecstatic. Quite a few FReepers included.
I'm sorry, I'm Cathlocentric and only thought that only Catholics had Bishops.
BTW. to make obama and michelle mad, I love to eat peas and broccoli with a good steak.
“They went after cigarettes, I didn’t care, now they are going after bake sales.”
Some of us cared. I can remember back in the 90s here in Minnesota when attorney general “Skip” of the Humphrey Dynasty bravely took on Big Tobacco in the name of Public Health. You know, the guy who, along with former Clinton Democrat/kinda sorta Republican Norm Coleman, famoulsy lost his gubernatorial bid to freaking Jesse Ventura. You know, the same Norm Coleman who lost his senate bid to freaking Al Franken (Lord, what a state!). We’ve had to sit through deacades of awful “target market” commercials painting tobacco companies as at least pirates and at worst Hitler ever since.
I and everyone like me knew it foretold all sorts of New Prohibitions, not to mention socialized medicine. Many, many predicted the enivitability of fatty food bans. Oddly, other states got around to it first.
When they go after my frostee, they’ll be no one left to speak up.....
“Its time we got back at the Libs.
How about a massive use tax on condoms to help fight AIDS?”
You let your comedy get away from you. If condoms are more expensive less people will use them, though not have sex less. Not that libs understand supply and demand, but we’re supposed to.
Not to worry, I got the Lutheran bishop responsible for the quote wrong. I always confuse those two. Martin Niemöller appears to have been the right answer. Now I’ll take 18th century English Quakers for $500 Alex.
You’re injecting logic in here.
Think like a liberal.
:: thought that only Catholics had Bishops ::
The modern Lutherans of ELCA and other “progressive” stripe have made the title Bishop an official title.
Conservative (that is to say orthodox) Lutherans continue to use this title in respect for their local pastor, recognizing that is has been abused in the past and lately. That abuse extends to conferring a secular authority and power in the church at-large (as a means of “lording it over” the laity.
I can refer to my pastor as “Bishop of Lockport” and at the same time call Charles Henrickson “Bishop of some-podunk-burb-around-St.-Louis” (tongue firmly in cheek)
The slippery slope has been greased and the Republic is gaining speed rapidly.
You just can’t remember what they did to President Reagan.
Might I add that I was still in high school when the Tobacco Wars raged and the Public Health faction, fueled by hordes of busybodied Nanny Staters, conquered. But even I could see the food bans coming, even without those of like mind constantly reminding me. Despite the Bonhoeffer quote, sometimes speaking up is not enough. Sometimes good men staying silent won’t stop evil, to paraphrase another old source.
The dominant ideology is progressive, and I feel will re4main that way. We can look forward to a future stretching out with ever more prohibitions based on the chain of social interconnectivity, or whatever. Every action, thought, emotion, will be held evermore to impinge on the health (defined as widely as possible) everyone else, so that even fantasizing about eating a doughnut will be a crime against the community. There’s no way to stop it, without a great conservative/libertarian awekening never to come.
[ Personally, I wont be happy until they close all the schools. ]
Home schools and private schools?
I prefer the “PC” LOL term: Hereditary Education.
I wanna make a bumper sticker that says: I support Hereditary Education.
[ You just cant remember what they did to President Reagan. ]
Neither could President Reagan remember what they did to President Reagan starting in the early 90’s...
Despite suffering from Alzhiemers later in his life Reagan was 1000X the man Obama is. Heck at least Reagan had a valid medical excuse for a few of his mental lapses near the end of his last term. While all you have to do is take away the prompter and Obama goes into full blown mental meltdown mode.
[ Yes, there were some of us, even here on Free Republic, that warned of the dangers of the slippery slope, the using of cherry picked data from seperate studys, shot down the studys one by one, and it didn’t matter a didly squat.
The anti-smokers wanted a stop to smoking, for our own good they said. What they really wanted was to not smell the aroma of tobacco, ANYWHERE.
The folks that weren’t antis, but didn’t smoke, said, “What do we care? They’re not coming after my childs lemonade stand, my bake sale, my whole milk and fresh eggs from the farmer. Let them go ahead and ban smoking.”
The slippery slope has been greased and the Republic is gaining speed rapidly. ]
Part of me wants to take the so called “Liberal Tolerance” and shove it down the throats of every Liberal I see that is against smoking, eating, drinking, salt, fat, etc...
I want to find any little habit those losers have that negatively affects them and then take it away using the same precepts they used to take stuff away from us.
Basically: You wanna take stuff away from us “For our own good” here, have some of your own damned medicine.
——Home schools and private schools?-——
The older I get, the more silly the whole thing looks to me -—even private schools.
Learning to read takes about 15 hours at age four. Learn to add and subtract, and you have the basic skills necessary to do most jobs.
Learn logic, and you are fully equipped to educate yourself.
Life is about making decisions. Real decisions. Not, Should I make a diarama or write a 5-paragraph essay? Children need to exercise decision-making in order to mature.
We were better off when kids ended school early and started working earlier.
Otherwise, they’re bound and gagged and thrown onto the street of life at age 18 or 22. Schooling is the predominant reason why teenagers are teenagers.
I understand completely! You know what I hate more than anything----The phony Liberal Smoke Nazis!
Meanwhile the private schools can have bake sales with impunity.
And stuff like band, heteronormative biology instruction, dress codes, and chapel.
Not to mention that the baked goods at home school are beyond fantastic.
Who was William Penn?
“Life is about making decisions. Real decisions. Not, Should I make a diarama or write a 5-paragraph essay? Children need to exercise decision-making in order to mature.
We were better off when kids ended school early and started working earlier.”
Home school can accomodate this philosophy.
My daughter knits like an exceptional pro. She gets an A in “Fiber Arts.”
My other daughter bakes like a queen. We had pink lemonade cake yesterday! She gets an A in “Home Economics.”
My kids ref soccer for pay. That’s their “P.E.”
I am not joking about any of this stuff. Their knowledge of fiber arts, home ec and PE is adult level and credit worthy.
-—Home school can accomodate this philosophy.——
Absolutely. We homeschool too. The activities your kids are engaging in aren’t contrived. They’re useful to somebody.
Back in the 1950’s, the utility companies had a ditty along similar lines “Ten Little Indians.” It’s almost impossible to find any more (I looked), but is a countdown of businesses getting nationalized until the newspaper gets taken over - “and then there were none.”
"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."
In the words of the beautiful and gracious Nancy Reagan, just say no.........
While all you have to do is take away the prompter and Obama goes into full blown mental meltdown mode.
Isn’t that the truth? He comes off as a total idiot without that gadget. I think that’s why he dwells on and on answering one simple question in order to eat up time. His press conferences are a joke. How in the world did this jerk get through Harvard? Now I wonder if he ever attended any class.
You are correct.
I don’t know when you were in high school. But the thing started with the RINO GHW Bush’s Surgeon General, C. Everett Koo[k].