That's the cover of this morning's Philadelphia Daily News. Some folks find it funny; some folks find it offensive; some find it frightful.
Is this who we are? When [t]Rump raised this call last night that Muslims be banned from entering this country, the crowds cheered; and it made me wonder if they are cheering because they agree or cheering because they find him a joke.
This is not America; this is not who we are. No matter that if, big if, if [t]Rump was ever elected President he could never ever get this passed, the fact that he's suggesting banning an entire religion, all people of one faith from entering this country, smacks of Hitler. And that;'s not a joke and that's not funny.
He is running on fear and he is terrorizing this country in the hopes that it will get him elected. His speech is Hate Speech, pure and simple , because most Americans, on both sides of the political aisle, realize that, and here we go again ...
Muslims are not terrorists; terrorists are terrorists.
And if we start banning people that we "think" might harm us, who will we go after next ....
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
— Martin Niemöller, a Protestant pastor and outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler during World War II; he spent seven years in a Nazi concentration camp