My relatives died in the Holocaust. We face a similar situation in this country. There is an assault on immigrants. Laws for asylum-seekers are dismantled. There is a war on women. There is no respect for the health of our planet and the laws protecting air and water; rules ignored with impunity. The president's Republicans stacked the courts and they disregard our Constitution. The president has torn apart the alliances we have built with countries.
We have lost our moral compass and our generosity. We are viewed as cruel, racist and arrogant. Some hope that the next election will bring change, but with the court stacked against us, there will be no peaceful transition. This is what it must have felt like in Germany as they proclaimed “Germany above all.” This is what it feels like as President Donald Trump acts on the idea of “America first.”