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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Will we let history repeat itself at AMSOL?

Let me be the first to confess that I stood on the sidelines when the scorched earth policy was unleased at Ave Maria College. I like many others at Ave Maria Law School thought at the time, "It's the college, not the law school. We're independent, that will never happen here." How foolish I was. Given the events of the last few months, I am reminded of Martin Niemoller's words:

"In Germany, the Nazis came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speakup because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me."

If we do not speak up now with a collective voice and condemn what is going on at AMSL, we will have only ourselves to blame, and perhaps, no school to even call our alma mater.

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