Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

. . .

On second thought, to hell with them.

 

 

First they came for the lettuce pickers, and I did not speak out because I was not a lettuce picker.

Then they came for the maids and the dishwashers, and I did not speak out because I was not a maid or a dishwasher.

Then they came for the gardeners and the nannies, and I did not speak out because I was not a gardener or a nanny.

Then they came for the meatpacking workers, and I did not speak out because I was not a meatpacking worker.

Then they came for the construction workers, and I did not speak out because I was not a construction worker.

When they come for me, will anyone speak out for me?

Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at the Independent Institute, author or editor of over fourteen Independent books, and Editor at Large of Independent’s quarterly journal The Independent Review.
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