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Hope Heals: Trump as House speaker?

Mallory Stiles

Mallory Stiles

By Mallory Stiles
Editor in Chief

Unfortunately, the Republican Party currently controls the U.S. House of Representatives, and House GOP leaders just fired their speaker, Kevin McCarthy.

This matters because a new fire means a new hire. And who is one of the people being considered for the job by House GOP leaders?

Donald Trump. That’s who.

I am so sick of hearing his name, I could puke.

Trump is the single greatest threat to American democracy and they want to make him Speaker of the House? Absolutely not.

Even though it seems politicians are bolstering the former president, Trump’s power has always been in the misinformed people who march behind him, touting his lies and spreading his hatred.

This has got to stop.

Wake up, America! He is a dictator! This is a cruel, selfish criminal who cares only about himself.

Adolf Hitler said, “The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.”

Hitler was said to be all charm, but these few words show us that he was all too willing to use people’s own fear against them, just like Donald Trump. They have a lot in common when you think about it.

My father’s generation fears nothing more than fascism. Yet here they are rolling out the red carpet to the only fascist leader America has ever known, because fear blinds them.

Trump has a collection of buzzwords and uses them on a loop to amp up his base. Totalitarianism starts with fear-mongering and leaders using purposeful propaganda to control the people.

It honestly scares me how so few see him for what he is. I remember learning about Nazi Germany in history class thinking, “How could an entire population of people be so ignorant?”

Now I get it. All it takes is the right mixture of misinformation and complacence and, boom, you have yourself a completely compliant mob.

My fellow Americans, any and all reading this, stop letting our country be taken over by this scumbag. Stop letting YOURSELF be taken over!

I know no one person alone can make a difference, but if we all collectively tried, maybe together we could.

Right now, effort just looks like having the hard conversations with our friends and family. We take away his supporters and this all goes away.

We have tried everything else; leaning on each other is all we have left. As a dear friend of mine says, “it’s not nothing.”

Let’s just talk to each other kindly and see what we can do.  



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