By: Ryan Cole
In the current presidential race there are 17 declared candidates (3 Democrats and 14 Republicans), but quite possibly the most popular, and most controversial of them all is Donald Trump. Donald Trump is an American born business man, investor, author, TV Star, and as of June 16th, 2015, he also became a presidential candidate.
Since he declared himself as a candidate for the Republican party he has used bullying, alarmist tactics, exaggerations, lies, racism and fascist principles to gain popularity and a large crowd of ignorant supporters. Many of these supporters are blindly handing over a vote to a man who in my opinion will cause history to repeat itself in ways that scare many historians and politicians alike.
If you have done research into political history, especially that of Nazi Germany, you will find that many of the principles that Donald Trump has used in his campaign are shockingly similar to those used by Adolf Hitler himself. These principles should cause every American to be fearful of Donald Trump and his potential rise to power. Every citizen of this country should be aware of his motives and principles so that to ensure his rise to power is stopped.
One main proposition that has guided the campaign of Donald Trump is his strategy of mass deportation. Trump, in an Interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Riley, even went as far to say “If I’m elected, they’re going to be out of here day one. We’re going to get them the hell out of our country. They’re going to be out so fast your head will spin.” He has been known to also make many incorrect and blatantly racist comments, including possibly his most famous statement, “When Mexico (meaning the Mexican Government) sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. (repeat) They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people!” This statement is completely incorrect and VERY offensive and racist, as a person of power these statements are NOT acceptable. And then to make matters worse, when he was called out on this incorrect, racist statement, he refused to go back on his word or even apologize.
Another clear reason to be against Trump is that he is a purely a bully, and he has used this bullying against his fellow candidates and really just anybody who opposes him, completely immature and truly awful of him. Through his campaign he has made many comments and done many unprofessional things, everything from mocking a news reporter’s hand disability, to saying “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?” when asked about fellow republican candidate Carly Fiorina. Bullying and degrading people is something that a 5 year old can tell you is wrong, a grown man and presidential hopeful should know this by now, and also know that being in a position in which you are looked up to by almost all of America what you say can have an effect on how the youth act, he needs to learn to set a proud example. We need to make it clear to him that we do not respect or support his degrading comments.
Another thing that many people have recently began to see is the fact that Donald Trump is in many ways, a fascist. Fascism, for those of you who don’t know, is a very conservative society which implements laws on extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practices. This is not a system of government based on freedom, actually it’s a system based on just the opposite; therefore this system would directly refute the freedom that our forefathers fought and died to establish in the declaration of independence and would destroy the same freedom that our brave soldiers continue to die for. One way he has done this recently is his laws that would restrict Islamic immigrants. He is also calling for Islamic citizens to have to document as Islamic. This is a very fascist principle which, by the accounts of many respected and knowledgeable people, is a direct infringement of the rights stated in the first amendment to the Constitution, and not only that but it was also a principle shared and implemented by Adolf Hitler in regards to the Jewish people. This is not the only shared principle between the two, not only their use of racism, propositions of deportation, and fascism, but also blaming a group of people for America’s problems.
Another thing that many people will find when researching Trump is the fact that yes, he does have objectives, but he has no strategy or really any organized plan of meeting these objectives. This invalidates everything he has to say and should ruin any sort of trust that the people of this country put in him.
It is clear to me and should be clear to all American people that the racism, unplanned objectives, lies, bullying, unconstitutional principles, derogatory remarks, fascist views, and his blatantly incorrect opinions are very important and valid reasons to be against Hitler… I mean Donald Trump. Those of you who are in blind support of him, please read this article and open your eyes, and the rest of you read this and spread awareness. This man could ruin everything that this country stands for and set us on a track for more oppression and corruption then imaginable. Please be aware, this is NOT a false alarm.