Scott, supporters seem OK if Trump has absolute power

| October 15, 2020 1:00 AM

In recent months, Heather Scott and her supporters have repeatedly referred to Americans' loss of freedoms, Governor Little's efforts to "lead us into socialism", and governmental over-reach.

Let's take a look at what is happening right now with Donald Trump's repeated attempts to achieve those very things.

In the last few days there have been many articles pertaining to Trump's desire to indict, convict, and incarcerate his political opponents. Apparently, Ms. Scott and her supporters would find this legal and appropriate. What follows is a brief list of some leaders around the world who engaged in this.

• Adolph Hitler, Germany, 1939

• Vladamir Putin, Russian Federation.

• Kim Jung-Un, North Korea.

• Ali Khamenei, Iran

• Nikolas Maduro, Venezuela

• Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine

• Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

• Hosni Mubarek, Egypt

• The military junta currently in control in Myanmar.

These are the dictators around the world who have arrested or persecuted political opponents in an effort to achieve absolute power.

This is how dictatorships are created and function.

This is the kind of government Heather Scott and her supporters would like to see in the United States.

Every time you hear someone say "Lock her up," or "Obama should be arrested," this is the kind of government they want to see in America.

This is the government Trump wants when he refuses to condemn the planned attack on Michigan's governor.

DANIEL STRAYER

Bonners Ferry