First they came for the fourth amendment
and I did not speak out, because I didn't deal drugs.
Then they came for the fifth amendment
and I was silent because I owned no property involved in crimes.
Then they came for the sixth amendment
and I did not protest because I was innocent.
Then they came for the second amendment
and I said nothing because I didn't own a gun.
And then they came for the first amendment
and I could say nothing at all.
A sorely needed warning in these days when the average person thinks the CDA and DMCA are good laws. This poem is based on Pastor Martin Neimoeller's famous "First They Came for the Jews", adapting that warning to freedom of speech on the Internet.