Letter: Mussolini, not Hitler
Lily Scott’s Feb. 22 letter to the Post Independent equates a Donald Trump presidency with the possibility he will lead our nation down a similar road traveled by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
The road Trump chose during the majority of his adult life has been more in step with today’s Democrats. In 2011, the Washington Post’s review of his past political donations found a majority had gone to Democrats. Now that he wants to be a “common sense conservative Republican,” his donations to Democrats have fallen off.
Trump in the past expressed approval and support of:
1. The auto bailout. 2. Bank bailouts. 3. Quantitative Easing stimulus by the Federal Reserve that has contributed to a federal debt that can never be erased. 4. The confiscation by government of private property for personal and private use. 5. Planned Parenthood and partial birth abortion. 6. The expansion of federal government. 7. A selective gun control measure. 8. Single-payer health care, 100 percent administered by the federal government. 9. Massive taxes on imports. 10. Large tax increases for those in higher tax brackets. 11. The confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Lily’s fear of a modern Hitler misses her target. Trump more than likely will follow the footsteps of another world leader, Benito Mussolini, the darling of the Democratic Party of the 1930s. America’s progressives were enamored with Mussolini’s blueprint for Italy’s welfare state. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s supporters openly spoke of their admiration of Mussolini. Rex Tugwell, an architect of Roosevelt’s New Deal, said of Mussolini’s political philosophy: “It’s the cleanest, neatest, most efficient operating piece of social machinery I’ve ever seen. It makes me envious.” In a Trump presidency, where will his turkeys eventually roost? More than likely, in the joyful nest of today’s progressive Democrats.
Trump truly enjoys his sport of bullying, vulgarity and shamelessness that few Republicans, independents or Democrats would be proud of exhibiting in their personal and family life. Thomas Sowell wonders if Trump might be a Juan or Evita Peron. Cal Tomas says how about an Elmer Gantry?
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