Sunday, January 01, 2017

Does Cheeto Hitler Mean Fascism?

Lincoln suspended the writ of Habeas Corpus. He shut down the courts. He arrested citizens and elected officials without cause. He censored dissenting Northern newspapers.
Lincoln sicced his troops on the Maryland legislature to prevent a vote on secession. He had the mayor and police chief of Baltimore arrested and incarcerated when they resisted orders.
Sherman‘s “March to the Sea” killed 50,000 Southern civilians, including a good number of slaves, purported beneficiaries of Lincoln's "cruel, wicked, and unnecessary war." Those were Ohio Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham's words, for which Lincoln had Vallandigham arrested and deported.
Does the election of the Cheeto Hitler mean that America now embarks on an irreversible path to fascism? If only! That ship has long since sailed. You just haven't been paying attention.


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