John Kasich and Donald Trump have been butting heads quite a bit lately as the more moderate Kasich attempts to discredit Trump by pointing to the poisonous and violent rhetoric the real estate mogul has been spewing at rallies and interviews.

The ad campaign Kasich has launched has been an effort to remind Christians that their religious freedoms cannot be guaranteed under a Trump presidency who has openly argued for a religious-based database on Muslim Americans. The ad paraphrases the famous poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller which reads:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Kasich should know, though, that a good percentage of his party is all for Trump’s racism and xenophobia and they believe their special Christian faith is safe with their new savior.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at