Consider the person who is thrust into a position where he can do anything he wants with impunity. Monsters like Hitler and Stalin immediately come to mind, especially Hitler who killed millions of Jews allegedly to prevent them from poisoning the blood of the Aryan race.
Some of these people, Hitler especially, announced themselves ahead of time. Hitler wrote “Mein Kampf” some 10 years before he took power in 1934. More recently, a current contender in the Republican primary race, and someone who likes to allude to words in “Mein Kampf,” let’s call him DT, has been telling us of his own plans if he is re-elected. So, it is safe to say, we have been forewarned.
Let me walk you through some of the highlights of DT’s well-publicized plans and then touch on his equally terrifying CV. He plans to round up undocumented immigrants by the millions and imprison them while they await exportation; he plans to use the Justice Department to prosecute his enemies; he plans to invoke the Insurrection Act immediately so he can deploy the military against protesters.
Now for some highlights of DT’s well-known CV: he has been found liable for rape, accused of inciting a violent insurrection and of committing mass fraud for personal enrichment, and is currently facing 91 counts of felony criminal charges.
Should the Supreme Court let this man be on the ballot, despite the clear constitutional prohibition against an insurrection-inciting president being allowed to run (Section 3 of the 14th Amendment) and take the chance of his being reelected?
Given the effectiveness of DT’s propaganda machine and the degradation of the election infrastructure he has initiated, why play Russian roulette with our democracy when we don’t have to?
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