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Letter to the editor: Beware of where we're heading
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From Lance Fredricks


To the editor:

With all that is going on now days and watching what is going on in the news, I thought this would make a thoughtful article.

All the news organizations are scrambling to cover the president. Alarm bells started to go off. The president seems enamored with dictators like Vladimir Putin. it got me thing about my history lessons, and how a dictator does takes power.

Step one for Adolph Hitler was to discredit the media.

Step two was to silence scientists and government employees.

Hate crimes against minorities grew to the highest in their countries history. Clashes between parties became so extensive that Hitler ended civil liberties.

Step three was giving "law and order" as the cause. Those who opposed Hitler were ridiculed and threatened.

Step four was wealthy supporters purchased media outlets, employing only those faithful to the ruling party.

Step five was Hitler declared that the only way the country could be unified was to restore traditional values. Minorities including gays, the disabled, non-Christians, and people of color were considered "inferior" and sent to death camps for slaughter.

We're on Step 2.

Step 2.

Food for thought.