Who would do this?

Who would do this?

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Summary

The Washington Post has featured a piece calling Trump the “worst threat to our democracy since the 1930s.” Harvard Law School’s Michael Klarman concurred, calling Trump an “existential threat to norms [of democracy].”

CNN’s “Mental Health Expert,” Dr. Brandy Lee, who is also a psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine’s Law and Psychiatry Division, put it more bluntly saying that Trump is worse than Hitler. The Washington Post‘s Shalom Auslander concurred, and noted that others have compared Trump to Hitler. Mainly, two Mexican Presidents, a former national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and a handful of pundits.

President Trump has also frequently been accused of being a White Nationalist, and Neo-Nazi sympathizer.

If all this is true, if Democrats (and some Republicans) truly believe this rhetoric, would it not be their moral obligation to cheat in the election? This is the question posed by Dennis Prager in a recent fireside chat.

At first take, it might seem like a preposterous conclusion, but consider this: in October 2015, the New York Times Magazine asked readers: “If you could go back and kill Hitler as a baby, would you do it?” 42% said Yes; 28% Not sure; 30% No. And that was a scenario involving the murder of an infant.

Is it, then, not reasonable to assume that if the deed were not so grave as infanticide, but rather the simple act of amassing fraudulent ballots or rigging an election computer system — all in the name of averting the evil reign of someone “worse than Hitler,” — far more than 42% would do it?

Either those who vehemently oppose Trump do not believe their own rhetoric, or they certainly possess sufficient motive to commit fraud to remove him from office. One of these must be true.

References

  • Washington Post: Don’t compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. It belittles Hitler.
  • Fox News: Psychiatrist featured on CNN, MSNBC praises Hitler in tweet attacking Trump
  • Washington Post: Trump is the worst threat to our democracy since the 1930s
  • The Atlantic: The Ethics of Killing Baby Hitler