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Letter: The fascist assault on the U.S.

Interesting to see Mr. Obama finally on the offensive against the blatant wealthy/corporate takeover of our government and the ongoing fascist assault on the people of the United States of America.

Consider the outrageous purchase of the last election: 1. Fewer than 200 people were responsible for more than $600 million of super PAC spending since 2010. 2. $486 million was spent by outside groups on Senate races in 2014. 3. More than $1 billion in super PAC spending since Citizens United. 4. In 2014 alone, 100 wealthy donors gave more money to political campaigns than 4.75 million small-money donors combined. (Numbers courtesy of The Washington Post).

Does this look like “of the people, by the people, for the people” to you? Why does this same group of people constantly attack women, the poor, education, environmental protection and economic regulation? The only thing they favor is the enrichment of their wealthy and corporate masters.

Republicans struggle trying to justify their inherent misogyny with complete and utter ignorance. They deny any accusations that they are waging a war against women. However, it doesn’t take much examination of the speeches of various Republican candidates to realize the war is real. The issue is simply this: “The ability of women to control their reproductive lives is essential for their health, careers and equality.” (New York Times Editorial Board, Jan. 20).

Modern society won’t work any other way. The neo-Christian/fascists in control of the Republican Party are attempting to force the times backwards to male dominated control of the society. I remind you of a Sinclair Lewis quote (1937), “When fascism comes to America, it will be draped in a flag and carrying a cross”; precisely what has already happened.

Don’t believe it? Offended by the thought? Think it can’t happen here? It already has. Check out “Fourteen Signs of Fascism” on the Internet and see if more than just a few “signs” ring true when noting the behavior of our political parties and government. Before you flip out, check to see if your critical thinking facility still works.

R.W. Boyle

New Castle

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