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Tue Dec 8, 2015, 10:09 PM

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Today I saw a post on Face Book that made me happy. A teacher from a local state university made some powerful points about the dangers posed by Donald Trump and his followers. Most of the comments in response were positive, but not surprisingly, a couple attempted to excuse Trumpís followers.

Iíve known this fellow since he was a teenager. He taught at the school my daughters attended, giving me the opportunity to get to know him as an adult. Itís funny: while I was a school board member, I played a role in moving his career forward, when he went from our school, to the university.

He was friends with my nephews as a high school student. So he was among those outraged when one of my nephews was seriously injured when a racist hate gang savagely assaulted him. I was honored to learn that, as a social studies teacher, he taught about that ugly chapter of local history -- including my role.

That hate crime would be a major influence on this young manís thinking. And now, as Donald Trump spews his hatred, and tens of thousands of Americans are uniting with that campaign of rage. He understands the danger that this poses.

One of the Trumpite apologists stated that, even if Trump is elected, the Constitution would prevent him from accomplishing his proposed goals. In doing so, he was either purposely or accidentally missing the point. Burying oneís head in the sand is not a good strategy. I was pleased to see others confront him on his errors in thinking.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 10:16 PM

1. I recognize what Trump is doing and

it's so repellent, I can't even fathom that mindset. I have seen many articles today condemning Trump, from both sides. He is scary, as are those who support him.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 10:22 PM

2. Right.

The people behind him, backing him, are extremely troubling. Very dangerous.


(Always happy to see you here!)

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 8, 2015, 10:44 PM

3. ...

ALWAYS happy to see you also, H20 Man!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2015, 09:40 AM

4. obscurity kick

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