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Progressives don’t hate Trump, just the fascism he represents

Crimeny! Republicans just cannot take responsibility for anything. The letter from Earl Godwin (June 19) chastises progressives for hating Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s longtime agenda; he merely repeats the standard right-wing memes.

We The People do not hate Donald Trump – well, not directly. What we hate is fascism. Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Paul Ryan et al. set Congress on the fascist path during the famous dinner meeting on Inauguration Day in January 2009. The oath sworn then is a direct violation of their oath of office.

Chief Justice John Roberts declared himself and the country to be fascist in his poorly-written and execrable Citizens United decision of January 2010.

And Donald Trump and the members of his Cabinet and too many officials of his administration gleefully embody the fulfillment of the Secret Powell Memorandum of 1971.

Definition? According to Benito Mussolini in 1926, fascism is when the corporations and the military take the government away from the people. Privatization is fascism, period. Deregulation, whether to diseducate the next generation or to put pollution above even profit or to capture migrants and lock them up in cruel concentration camps – these and other Republican policies are inhumane and thus morally wrong. Racism and xenophobia are central to the Republican agenda – and are also central to fascism. These are NOT the policies of progressives or Democrats or even conservatives.

The only thing that prevents Emperor Trump from achieving his dream of becoming the dictator of a fascist United States is that We The People have not given up the right to vote. Which is why the Republicans are spending billions of dollars on voter suppression.

If the Republican Party had anything of value to offer the American voter, they would not need to lie and cheat and steal to win elections.

Punchline: Register and vote while you still can.

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