Letter to the Editor: Register Muslims? Sound familiar?

Editor:

Donald Trump has at last exposed himself for the bigot he is. His comments about requiring all Muslims to be registered smacks of the late 1930s in Hitler Germany. The Nazis required all Jewish people to wear the Star of David at all times. That made it so much easier to round them up.

The donald (small d, he doesn’t deserve a capital) and his followers obviously do not read or pay any attention to history. One of the factors behind the revolution of 1776 was religious freedom.
Sadly, I must recall what an English woman said to my mother over 50 years ago. Mom asked her what she thought about this country. The reply was “You are too free.” And there is a lot of truth in that statement. The “freedom” in this country has led to a lot of religious, racial, sexual persecution.
Two quotes that I have respected all my life — “The only thing that is new is the history you haven’t read” by President Harry S. Truman, and “I like your Christ, but I don’t care much for your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ” by Ghandi.

Bob Brookfield, Wardensville, West Virginia

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