"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power."
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I would caution the Senate to study German history – how the people were taught to fear socialism, distrust the news, hate the government and despise a group of people, thereby putting fascism into power.
Sinclair Lewis warned us of the danger in his 1935 book "It Can't Happen Here" – The hell it can’t.
My new year's prediction:
Reagan killed the Republican Party for me. Another four years of a wealthy (not billionaire) moron will kill the party for all U.S., if not the U.S. itself.
Jim R. Duffer