"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
In a letter published on March 4, umbrage is taken with some comparisons being made with the infamous dictator, Adolph Hitler, and our current president.
All authoritative regimes in recent history have started with the disarming of the people. All have vilified segments of their society to blame for their problems. All have relied upon blind, worshipful allegiance and all have had youth brigades and civilian armies.
I recall the hate from the Bush years, from the movies suggesting his assassination, the mockeries on TV, the manufactured news stories to vile discourse from the likes of Harry Reid.
This president has brought real humiliation upon our nation as he kowtowed to foreign leaders, went on $4 million vacations and then shut the doors to our White House to save money.
He showed questionable behavior as he napped while our Consulate was attacked in Benghazi.
He has failed to govern but is in constant campaign mode. His efforts have resulted in the most divided society on record - women against men, non-workers against workers, union against non-union, blacks against all other races, Hispanics against everyone and government against the Bill of Rights.
And to add insult to injury, this president has or is actively working to trample the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 10th Amendments.
He has done his best to thwart the concept of equal powers through his overuse of executive orders.
I suggest a review of the history of the Progressive movement be undertaken. You'll get to meet Margaret Sanger, Hermann Goebbels, George Bernard Shaw, and learn words like propaganda, eugenics, evolution and abortion.
I, too, dream and pray for unity, but not at the cost of principle and truth.
Zenas Brehm, Hollidaysburg