There was something in the German psyche that responded to this sort of suggestion [namely, just do your military duty and ignore the SS] too well. But there were some brave souls who did consider the larger picture. Niemoller [a Lutheran pastor who strongly opposed Hitler and paid for it with lengthy imprisonment]. Now Canaris [the admirall in charge of German military intelligence] was another. So he protested to Keitel [the field marshal who was head of the German military high command]. But in vain. . . . . Keitel did not concern himself with such things above his pay grade. He told Canaris: "The Fuhrer has already decided on this matter."Source: Eric Metaxas in his biography of Bonhoeffer pictured above [at p. 352; emphasis added].
Think of the abortion issue and how some prominent politicians, and many others, say explicitly or in effect that the pressing moral issue of the taking of innocent life in utero is a matter "above their pay grade" and that the Supreme Court has already decided on this matter in Roe v. Wade and its progeny. The issue of the taking of life in the womb will not go away, no matter how much we wish it to remain hidden inside the walls of the clinics dotting this nation.