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Much of the Trump output reminds me of Hitler's movements

To The Daily Sun,

After watching "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" on the History Channel, I was rather dismayed to note some very disturbing similarities between Adolf Hitler and Donald Trump.

Germany, demoralized by their loss in World War I and the tanking of their economy after America's Wall Street crash, seemed receptive when Hitler emerged, promising a new and strong Germany. He drew monstrously large crowds and spoke in swollen and inflamed rhetoric. His plans escalated from stirring parades of power, to the required Hitler salute, to wooing young German boys and girls and then compelling them to attend radicalization camps.

It wasn't long before his plan to renew Germany began to include ridding the country of all obstacles to their hoped for complete racial superiority, that being sterilizing, evicting and finally obliterating the Jewish race, the Gypsy population, the mentally disabled, or any group smearing their self-named Aryan purity. And finally the invasion of neighboring countries who could advance Hitler's agenda of ruling the world.

Sadly, the comparisons and parallels between Hitler's early tactics and Donald Trump are startling. Trump is now boldly embracing prejudice and outlandish proposals, the latest being his idea to prohibit all Muslims from entering America, with the inevitable next step to remove all Muslims from American soil or perhaps creating ghettos where they can live under constant observation. This proposal is preposterous and even contradicts the American Constitution.

I can't stop those who idolize Trump, but I can only hope that in the quiet and secret corners of their lives they will really examine what is going on within the Trump campaign. Sadly much of the Trump output reminds me of Hitler's movements around Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s. And even for those hopefully very few readers who may be "Holocaust deniers," no one can deny what happened to Germany at the end of World War II, and how many decades it has taken for Germany to regain its footing, let alone its respectability.

Some label all Trump supporters as the "uneducated" who grasp onto his politics and procedures as easy solutions to America's current challenges. However, I have friends and family, all with college degrees, who support Mr. Trump. I can only trust that at some point they will look with clear heads and really examine this phenomenon sweeping America for what it is. Sadly, there are no easy answers here, from Mr. Trump or from anyone. Instead good minds, willing to listen and work together, willing to think with great clarity, and willing to put prejudice, politics and egos aside for the greater good of this country is what is needed.

Judy Buswell

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John Demakowski (12-10) Domestic terrorism will rise; Obama is feckless at stopping it

To The Daily Sun,

Jim Veverka, in his zeal to slander Christians, reveals a poor understanding social cause and effect, and a complete abandon of any effort to judicially sort out the matters to which he refers. Attacks on Planned Parenthood are not supported in any manner by any genuine Christian church. Any well-schooled Christian understands that God says, in the Scriptures, "Vengeance is Mine says the Lord" and that it is not the place of the believer to exact vengeance, but to forgive and pray, as Jesus did, in His example on the Cross. This in no way forecloses the Christians' responsibility to work within the system to turn around this misguided and barbaric policy of abortion on demand and the selling of fetal body parts.

That there are unstable individuals who react to the horrific deeds practiced at Planned Parenthood uncovered and made known for righteous purpose is not Christian jihad. That the deeds are horrific is not the fault of the Christian group that exposed them, but of Planned Parenthood and the whole abortion industry. It's as it is with domestic violence. When a man attacks his wife and her lover. It's the transgression of infidelity that provokes the violence not the friend that thought the husband should know. Jim is interested in none of this, but only to piece statistics together with incidents to cause the allusion of Christian jihad to appear on the written page when none actually exists. Christians don't support these people in any way. It's like in the movie "Barabbas:" at the end, where the misguided Barabbas thinks the Christians are burning Rome and starts setting buildings on fire, but it wasn't the Christians.

Jim says, of abortion "It is not murder because a fetus is not a separate and independent being." Jim is right on the second part of that. A fetus is not independent in fact he is helpless apart from his mother. Because he is helpless should he be denied the right to life so that his mother and father can enjoy their liberty and pursuit of happiness? That is what Jim is proposing. As to separate: from the time of conception a fetus is a separate human being. That is not debatable. It's a fact. The rest of what Jim shares about being invested sounds very similar to the philosophy that led the Nazis to execute tens of thousands of disabled people in the early stages of World War II. Is that the kind of philosophy that you want to be guiding our nation?

As to gun control, most writers do not get to the fundamental truth underlying the Second Amendment. That is that an unarmed citizenry is reduced to slaves of their government. When gun control proponents finally get their way "the land of the free" will be no more.

Unlike "Christian Jihad," domestic terrorism is a real issue. Hillary Clinton will likely be the Democratic candidate for the presidency and Trump the Republican. With domestic terrorism on the rise, and it will rise, for the Obama administration is feckless at stopping it. Whatever you say about President George W. Bush, he understood that the best defense is a good offense. He took the fight to the Islamic world and consequently kept us safe. That was his job. Obama has played defense and the Islamic terrorists are now taking the fight here. The carnage that you have seen in the middle east and Europe now has come here.

Prediction: With the rise of Islamic terrorism here at home, this issue will dominate 2016 election. The Benghazi scandal will take on new importance in the minds of voters as indeed the cover up was to give the public the impression that America under Obama was winning the war on terror when we were not. Hillary's fingerprints are all over it. Alone in the voting booth, even many of the staunchest liberals, in concern for there own safety will vote for Trump. Trump wins by a landslide. Whether this is good for America or not, I don't know.

John Demakowski

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