So You Want to Live in a Police State? (Excerpts)
Paula Gordon, Huffington Post11/07/2016 03:24 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2017
If you think a police state will make America great again a.) you’re wrong, and b.) you’ve got your candidate — Donald Trump and the Deplorables are your self-evident choice.
In a national forum, Trump promises to lock up his opponent if he wins. And there are the Chants: “lock her up,” “execute her.” And the blind rage at his rallies against foreigners and immigrants and women and Jews and Muslims and reporters and anyone else who does not toe the Trump line … wherever it is that day. And the contempt for due process, laws they don’t like, the government, anyone who disagrees with them. And the claim that anything that doesn’t turn out as they want is “rigged.” And the refusal to accept results they don’t like, e.g., the expressed preference of American voters. And the willingness to try to intimidate those voters who might not vote as they want, voters who might be women or Hispanics or Blacks or the poor or foreign-born Americans or … democrats. And, always, the threat, implicit and explicit, of violence.
If you think a police state will make America great again c.) do you really want the alt-right running your life? and d.) do not think it cannot happen here.
For my part — and with my vote — I’m choosing the path toward “Liberty and Justice for ALL.”