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Defeating a Law & Order Campaign

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Trump, Enough said!
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I am old enough to remember a time of chaos at home and war in the Far East that inspired Americans to go to the polls and vote for the candidate that said he will make our Country safe again. That candidate was Richard Nixon and the year was 1968. The war was in Vietnam and our Country was being pulled apart.

It is not a perfect comparison and Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon and Hillary Clinton is not Hubert Humphrey. But there are enough similarities to give us pause. There is the fact that Nixon won and that today Donald Trump is rising in the polls with a Law & Order campaign. It appears there are ideas that Donald Trump has grabbed onto to set himself apart from usual Republican candidates and in this year to take on and batter all his primary opponents.

He is now about to be crowned as the Republican Party's nominee. The man who began by telling us he'll build a wall on our southern border, he'll overturn Obamacare, he will win the war on terror. He says he'll create jobs, turn around our trade deficit and protect the American people and our men in blue.

There is more than enough there to interest Republicans and to turn the heads of many Independents because the candidate he faces comes to the contest carrying a generation of baggage that has been made worse by the recent words of the FBI Director. There is fear, enough to go around, enough to worry a majority of Americans and enough to make an unconventional campaign led by a highly unconventional candidate into a opportunity to change history.

For those of you who believe in the vision of the Democratic Party and of this year's standard bearer, Hillary Clinton, it will be necessary to extend yourselves beyond all you think and most of what you planned. For those of you who supported Bernie, believe in Bernie and want the transformational change embodied in the mission of Bernie, we have to empower Hillary to realize any of his dreams. But it is necessary for you to join the campaign and overcome the growing challenge of Donald Trump. This is a pivotal election, maybe the most pivotal in my life. We have to work day and night to elect Hillary Clinton and assure our Country and the World that an egocentric misogynist doesn't get anywhere near 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We must work with heart, join others, make friends and convince young and old, rich and poor, Democrats, Independents and even intelligent Republicans to join us and produce the numbers we need to win in November and truly make America safe.

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Larry Snider was the President of the Interfaith Community for Middle East Peace; ICMEP. He founded New Hope for Peace, a dialogue and educational forum in 2001 and is a member of the Greater Bucks County Peace Circle. He is author of numerous (more...)

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