Friday, July 22, 2016

The Left, Donald Trump, Law and Order, and Hitler

By Michael P. Tremoglie

Last night, Tamara Holder, a liberal commentator on Fox News, characterized Donald Trump's acceptance speech as "Hitlerian." What was Holder's proof of this? Because, she said, Hitler gave speeches talking about law and order. 

If ever there was a leftist shibboleth, it is declaring someone or something as being related to Fascism or Nazism or Hitler. (Unfortunately, many on the Right have used this as well - which indicates how successful the Left has become in controlling the popular culture). 

Law and order is a bothersome concept - a huge cause of concern - for the Left. They do not like the concept of law and order because it works against their efforts to obtain power. The Left wants fear, chaos, and violence. 

So the Left tries to discredit Donald Trump and those whose feelings he represents as "Nazis." The Huffington Post and - two uber leftist journalistic institutions - have repeated the Trump=Nazi theme ad nauseam. The height of absurdity was when Slate published an article claiming talk show host Laura Ingraham ended her RNC speech on Wednesday night with a “Nazi salute.” Another ludicrous comparison was a Huffington Post article stating that NJ Gov. Christie’s RNC speech, in which he mentioned an effort  to make it easier to fire public sector union civil service workers, is the same thing as the Nazi legislation that excluded Jews from government service.

There is no absurdity too great for the Left in their Nazi comparisons. Even purportedly mainstream media will use the Nazi parallel. I read someone tweet the other day that liberty and safety are incompatible. Another claim made in an allegedly mainstream newspaper editorial page was that Trump’s law and order campaign was unAmerican.  When claims like these are made one should know its origins are in the Leftwing propaganda machine.

The fact is the idea of law and order is supremely American. No less than one of the Founding Fathers, John Jay, who later became the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, wrote in Federalist No. 3:

"Among the many objects to which a wise and free people find it necessary to direct their attention, that of providing for their safety seems to be the first.”


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