The potential is always there and, given the right circumstances, the promise of America could be threatened. To paraphrase the title of a Sinclair Lewis book, It Can Happen Here. Every generation has its demagogues. Is a member of the German-American Bund any different from a right-wing talk show host? What is particularly insidious about these extremists is that they wrap themselves in red, white, and blue while they spew noxious hate-mongering rhetoric. One can only hope that the principles upon which this country was founded will remain steadfast and true.
I totally agree. Hasn't it already happened here when you look at the fear mongering that is used to take away our freedom and privacy. I would think that the Muslim community in American today may feel very similar to the Roths and their Jewish neighbors.
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