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Norbert Bufka

Author  ยท  Historian

History Lessons

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana, American philosopher and author.

If you can’t remember history, then it is very important to study it. David McCulloch, Ron Chernow, and others make history come alive by telling the story of people: who they were, what they said, and what they did, not just dates and events.

We have a president who supports white supremacy, the Klan, and Neo-Nazis by his close association with them and for refusing to condemn their views.

Our president believes he alone can solve the problems in our country and world.  He expects people to heed his every word.

Our president says all news which disagrees with his news is fake and wants to ban some news media, a violation of the First Amendment.

Our president wants to ban all Muslims from entering the country and register those who live here, another violation of the First Amendment.

Our president wants to remove all undocumented immigrants, especially those of color, and has authorized deputizing local sheriff’s departments as agents for the immigration service

Our president has rescinded an executive order of President Obama which would allow young people who came to this country illegally through no fault of their own (Dreamers) to remain in the U.S. and give them a path to citizenship.

Our president has begun lifting temporary protective status for thousands of people who are here because of turmoil in their own countries. Some of them have been here for fifteen years.

Our president urges tough action against hecklers and those who oppose him without regard for due process. Many sheriffs feel support for their inhuman treatment of their prisoners.

Our president is considering a private spy group which would report to him directly and not share information with the U. S. intelligence community.

Our president supports the dictatorial regimes of Vladimir Putin in Russia and Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines'.

These are all signs very reminiscent of the rise and power of Adolph Hitler in Germany from 1933 to 1945. Hitler set up a paramilitary group to quell opposition, banned one group after another, controlled the media, declared himself the sole savior of Germany, demanded complete loyalty to him, and made a pact with a fellow dictator in Italy: Mussolini, all in the name of economic security and German superiority.

Let’s stop this president before it is too late to save our country from his madness.

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