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They came for the Jews and I didn’t speak up!

Updated on April 29, 2010


Usually I save my passion and outrage for the government but at times it spills over into the private sector. This issue particularly infuriates me because it is an obvious manifestation of a growing segment of our society; the same segment that voted overwhelmingly for the Prince of Change, “The something for Nothing –You Owe Me Everything Group!  So what are they up to now; the Wynn casino employee are suing the Wynn Casino over secondhand smoke! 

This group is given a voice through one of the main supporters and contributors to the Democratic Party and Barrack Hussein Obama, the Trial Lawyers. They all but ruined the Tobacco Industry a few years back destroying tobacco Companies alleging they conned smokers who were concerned about their health by labeling cigarette packets with such words as 'light' or 'lights'. The result of the class action suit was the tobacco companies were hit with a $200 billion dollar loss! This travesty was the result of the something for nothing crowd amongst us, in this case the smokers, being herded like sheep into a class action suit by the same Trail Lawyer bunch that patrols the seas of life like hungry sharks awaiting the next school of corporate fish to swim by!

When will America wake up? No one put a gun to these people’s heads and made them smoke! No one makes fat people continue to eat McDonald’s Big Macs and Fries! I enjoy an alcoholic beverage; no one makes me drink it! This recent absurd travesty falls in line with the aforementioned list; no one made these dealers take the jobs which supposedly exposed them to that Horrid Second Hand Smoke. But rest assured, Barrack Hussein Obama, Mmmm-Mmm-Mm and his band of merry Trial Lawyers will ride to their rescue. So what’s next after the Wynn; sue M.GM., then Paris, then New York-New York, then Caesar’s Palace and on and on and on! One day we’ll tell our grandchildren about this magical place in the middle of the desert called Vegas where people could go to have fun!

So, if you’re thinking so what, I don’t smoke, drink alcohol, eat at McDonalds or visit Vegas I offer the well known quote by German anti-Nazi activist, Pastor Martin Niemöller:

In Germany they first 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 speak up because I was a Protestant.


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      Partisan Patriot 8 years ago


      That’s just one of the dirty little secrets behind the Health Care Bill. They could solve the problem of escalating cost by passing tort reform but that isn’t what they are up to; solving the health care problem. They want complete control over our lives and intend to gain that control through their bogus health care bil!l

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      Partisan Patriot 8 years ago


      Thanks for visiting; our world spun completely off its’ axis on November 4, 2008 when Hale Bopp landed and unloaded its’ passengers just in time to vote!

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      Partisan Patriot 8 years ago

      Great American

      I like you don’t smoke either but you nailed it when you summed it up so appropriately; “if we keep taking the rights away of individuals, we open the door for losing our rights.” The people that allow themselves to be used in these class action suits don’t care about losing rights; their greed trumps any concern for individual rights and freedom of choice!

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      jiberish 8 years ago from florida

      They don't want to pass tort reform for the same reason, those poor lawyers how would they ever survive? Great Hub!

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      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Great hub. Clearly, we live in a world that is spinning out of control.

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      greatAmerican 8 years ago

      Here's a money maker, at least for your surviors,,

      Buy a gun, Kill yourself with it, Family sues

      Gun Maker, Lawyers make money, Family makes money,

      Hell, even the mortician makes money.. Police, Firemen,

      Military, window washer, know the risk when they take jobs.

      Are people who go to work in the casinos so stupid they do

      not think about second hand smoke.. I bet if they had a big tipper at their table, they would probably offer him/her a light!! No, I don't smoke and I don't want people around me who smoke...

      As long as the Government, National and State along with the lawyers can make big money with cigs, they will be legal. I agree, if we keep taking the rights away of individuals, we open the door for losing our rights.