Forever I have argued against anyone comparing anything to the Nazis and Hitler.
The police are Nazis, modern teachers are Nazis, the Department of Natural Resources are Nazis.
I've read the history of the Nazis, particularly by William L. Shirer in multiple books.
"The only people who are Nazis are Nazis and the only person who was Hitler was Hitler," I've said in repeated arguments, most of which I started. In drinking establishments.
And now secret police are on the streets in the United States.
One of the things that's always been missing in the "they" being Nazis is street thugs and secret police. The Nazi had a slew, most notably the brown shirts (Sturmabteilung), the SS (Schutzstaffel) and the Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) among the most prominent. They beat innocent people and ultimately took citizens off the streets without legal reasons or court proceedings.
Now we have federal agents without appropriate identification in the public square -- with more to come, promises the president -- who, in addition to bashing skulls, are detaining peaceful protestors in unmarked vehicles and buildings without charges.
This is in violation of most of the Bill or Rights and a number of Constitutional Amendments.
It's no small matter, my fellow citizens.
In Colonial America, taxpaying citizens of the United Kingdom could be taken into custody for no other reason they might have offended a person in power. They could be held without judicial hearings and maybe released -- or not.
Britain at the time was only 100 years or so removed from the Star Chamber, in which decisions could be made in private that a citizen or political opponent could disappear forever. Our Founding Fathers remembered this when they crafted the Constitution. That's why so much of the Bill of Rights is about judicial proceedings.
Secret police are so antithetical to the founding of this country that it's remarkable anyone could support them. Or argue for them.
And then they'll come for you, of course.
Peace and freedom unto you my brothers and sisters.