To the editor:

I am a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church. I state this as a statement of fact only. But like former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, I too will register as a Muslim if Muslims’ citizenship is required to be registered. Didn’t we learn anything from the reprehensible actions of the Japanese-American interment during World War II?

Remember the story often told:

They came for the Catholics, but I didn’t care, I wasn’t Catholic. They came for the Jews, but I didn’t care because I wasn’t Jewish. They came for the Indians, then the African-Americans, and then one-by-one they came for everyone else. Then there was no one else left, and they came for me too.

I believe the message is clear. I am a proud citizen of the UNITED States of America — not the DIVIDED States of America. What about you?

David B. Nickels

Hanover