Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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America has always had them, and whenever fear takes over, they are there. During the McCarthy era, and now in the post-911 world, that is when they crawl out from under the rock. But they always expose themselves for what they are, and disappear until the next episode. But you are right, Hitler shows there is a tipping point, where the unscrupulousness of these bastards hits a critical mass with the fear of the voters, who will then vote themselves into dictatorship.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address