Centre Daily Times (Sunday) - - Opinion -

In March 1945 it be­came clear that Ger­many would lose World War II. Hitler signed a de­cree to have a scorched earth for Ger­many, where all things were to be de­stroyed. Ger­many was to be made one vast waste­land. But Hitler, his own per­sonal fate sealed, was not in­ter­ested in the con­tin­ued ex­is­tence of the Ger­man peo­ple.

The Ger­man peo­ple were spared this de­struc­tion by the quiet in­ter­ven­tion of Al­bert Speer and oth­ers.

Hitler and Trump share sev­eral char­ac­ter traits. They both feel that what is most im­por­tant is how they are af­fected by an event. They both have a long his­tory of ig­nor­ing ad­vice, feel­ing they know best. And both are prone to rages.

With all of the crimes that the pres­i­dent, may have com­mit­ted, that are presently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Trump’s sit­u­a­tion may start to col­lapse. Might he is­sue his equiv­a­lent of a scorched earth pol­icy? If he did would there be any mean­ing­ful pro­tec­tion for the coun­try con­sid­er­ing the third rate group of cab­i­net of­fi­cers and pres­i­den­tial ad­vis­ers in place, and that the Repub­li­cans in con­gress don’t show any in­di­ca­tion that they might be a pro­tec­tion? Roy Green­field, State Col­lege

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