Not 1930 Germany

I was recently asked in Boston while giving a talk on the Holocaust if our current political situation was similar to Germany in the 1930’s.My response was that I did not vote for Trump, and find his behavior and rhetoric abhorrent, but he is the legitimate duly elected President of the United States.Hitler was not, and millions of Germans stood by in silence while the Nazi’s controlled the press,registered the Jews and abolished any remnant of the rule of law.If a president was to do any of those illegal acts millions of Americans would stand up and oppose him.
I think we have to be careful with using the term Nazi, and though I believe there is legitimate concerns about Trump and his cabinet there are checks and balances in the system.Also there is a goodness in the hearts of the American citizenry that would never allow a despot to have free reign against the spirit of our Constitution.

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