Letter to the editor | Does this sound familiar?

October 8, 2013 

Our tea party representatives and their filthy-rich financial backers wish us to think that, by funding small portions of the government, they are looking out for us.

They have shut down the government to show that their hand controls our government.

Their tactics are similar to the tactics used by the Nazi Party to gain control over the democratic government of Germany in the 1930s.

Let us not forget that the Nazi Party did not come into power as the result of a bloody military overthrow. The people democratically elected the Nazi candidates because those candidates ferociously campaigned on the platform that they could stabilize the large and growing national debt.

Next, the Nazi Party’s representatives, through their parliamentary form of government, refused to pass any laws until they were successful in gaining the majority. Then they elected Adolf Hitler to be chancellor.

Last but not least, they voted to do away with the democratic government and to turn total control over to Hitler.

To be clear, I am not saying that the tea party’s ideology is the same as the Nazi ideology. However, the result of achieving a one-party system was the goal of the Nazi Party; and is now the goal of the tea party.

This is called fascism, not democracy.

Louis Mollica

Hollidaysburg

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