Another example of why Donald Trump scares me to death
Now he wants to stop all Muslims from entering the United States. Does he seriously think, perhaps, that when the First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law regarding an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," it means to leave the president free to do so by executive order?
Ok. Admittedly the bigotry Trump (and an increasing number of Americans and Europeans) are channeling is religious rather than racial.
He saves the racial bigotry for Mexicans.
And of course he's not advocating killing anyone, nor do I believe that he ever will. But just yesterday I left a Facebook group because an admin was doing to Christians exactly what Trump and Company are doing to Muslims: blaming Christians as a group for the insanity of the lunatic fringe, like Westboro Baptist and the Planned Parenthood shootings (whose perpetrator, even if he was motivated by pro-life sentiments, has dubious credentials at best as a fanatical Christian, whatever kind of fanatic he is).
Theological critiques of Islam or the Koran are one thing. Turning Muslims as a group into devil figures may not quite reek of crematoriums. But it still reeks.
And the most frightening thing of all is that a plurality of Republicans continue to goose step to Trump's tune.