and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Muslim.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for Palestinian-Americans,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Palestinian-American.
Then they came for the atheists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a atheist.*
Then they came for me,
and by that time
*Well, of course I am. And therefore:
Elizabeth Dole is a stinking turd, but I really do not appreciate Kay Hagan for suing her. The premise behind the suit - that being called an atheist can be defamatory - is extremely offensive. Could I sue somebody for calling me a Presbyterian? If not, Hagan's suit ought to be summarily dismissed.
Let's make a clear distinction here. While Hagan's rebuttal ad is, in principle, also offensive to non-Christians, I understand a politician's need to address voters' concerns. It would be crazy to throw the election away to make a point. I want Hagan to win the election, and I won't object to her doing what she needs to win. The ad fits that role. But a lawsuit doesn't help to win the election. By suing Liddy Dole, she is in fact joining her in insulting all godless Americans.