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Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
“We agreed that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now. We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and … true affection for each other,” he said.
I have titled this work with a portion of prophetic statement made by Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
We do our best when we come to understand the lessons taught by history.
For those who never read about Martin Niemöller, he recounted (for all of us) the costs of silence in the face of attacks on freedom. Reverent Kings words in defense of freedom deserve no more of a rightful place in history than what Rev. Niemöller said when he wrote:
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did…
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