It’s Dems, not Trump, flirting with fascism

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Re: “Beware Trump’s creeping fascism” Deborah A. Baro, Wednesday:

As I compare Ms. Baro’s letter with the definition of “fascism,” the word is more fitting of Ms. Baro, President Obama and the Democratic Party’s liberal/progressive left than President Trump or the Republican Party.

Fascism: (1) a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition; (2) a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control, ex. early instances of army fascism and brutality.” — J. W. Aldridge

Obama’s whole intent was to control the population of the United States through government programs. Or rather to again enslave the population to the nation first, therefore putting the nation ahead of the individual.

Many of Obama’s executive orders were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, making him the most overturned president in modern history. The issuance of executive orders in this manner is prima facie evidence of an attempt to establish a centralized autocratic government with a dictator. It was Obama who said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” making him more of a dictator than a servant of the people.

Further evidence of Ms. Baro’s and the Democratic Party’s efforts to establish a fascist autocratic government is that Ms. Baro and members of the Democratic Party are trying to control the ownership of firearms. Control of personal firearms will be one of the first things a fascist government would do. Leftists are trying to control free speech through forcible suppression in the streets, and especially in our colleges and universities.

Ms. Baro and the Democratic Party have gotten good at applying Saul Alinsky’s 12th and 13th rules, especially against President Trump!

Ray Shamlin

Rocky Mount