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Take a look at what the Jerusalem Post wrote May 15, 2017.
THERE ARE SOME SCARY THINGS HAPPENING IN AMERICA RIGHT NOWThe 45th president of the United States has launched a series of aggressive assaults on some of the basic hallmarks of democracy: freedom of the press, an independent judiciary, and public education, to name a few. He has closed down media outlets he disagreed with, arrested journalists, fired the head of the FBI who was investigating his alleged illegal ties to Russia, surrounded himself with people who want to defund public schools, spent exorbitant public funds on his own leisure, lied about too many things to count, violated terms of White House transparency and worked toward removing healthcare for millions of Americans. This is on top of advancing backward policies based on fear, hate, racism and sexism – desperately trying to enact a Muslim ban, defunding Planned Parenthood and key programs that benefit women in America and around the world, and instilling terror in immigrants, LGBTs, people with disabilities, the poor, non-whites and anyone who can see the writing on the wall.
The meaning of "conservative" or "liberal" could be different depending on context - social, economic and political. Many could be socially liberal and economically conservative or vice versa. One's political leaning will likely follow. Extremes on either side upsets the delicate balance that is needed for civility, moderation and compromise.
I believe that most American fall in the center or lean slightly off center to one side or the other. Example; I know conservatives that agree that global warming is real. I know liberals who are religious and see their right to worship as a human right.
This middle ground is being lost. if you are a Republican, are you comfortable with Steve Bannon taking over your party and propping up Trump? Hate is becoming the rallying cry for far too many ultra-conservatives. And now the Republican Party that many knew is gone. It is a thing of the past. There is no going back. The silence of the majority has eroded the moral fabric of the Republican Party. Source CNN - Kurt Bardella
The silence of the center and the establishment is the most disturbing. A leading expert on the Nazi party has said there are similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. Both men "bluffed" their way into power, confounding the establishment... Trump was not taken seriously, which allowed him to slip by the normal standards for a presidential candidate, according to author Ron Rosenbaum, the Adolf Hitler biographer.
It is time for the American center to say, enough. Enough hate, derision, lying, and fear mongering. This is a great country founded on wonderful and lofty principles. One madman with an off-balance philosophy cannot be allowed to destroy our society and world standing. Speak, act and prevent our political system from being hijacked by extremists.