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@gruffstuff wrote:

https://thinkprogress.org/tom-homan-jeff-sessions-nazi-comparisons-nuremberg-defense-165249b9eb33-44...

 

Trump administration’s efforts to reject comparisons with Nazis are not going well

 

 

During separate Fox News interviews on Monday, acting ICE Director Thomas Homan and Attorney General Jeff Sessions both tried to reject comparisons between what the Trump administration is doing to undocumented immigrants — rounding them up, splitting up families, and sending them to camps — and what the Nazis did do Jews during World War II.

 

Each of their respective efforts to dismiss the comparisons did not turn out well.

 

First, Homan was asked to respond to “prominent people” who have compared “your behavior to that of the Nazis, to that during the Roosevelt administration interning the Japanese during World War II.”

Homan, without any sense of irony, responded with the same argument that was unsuccessfully used by a number of prominent Nazis during the Nuremberg trials — the so-called “Nuremberg

defense” about how law enforcement officers are just following orders.

 

 

 


I feel it necessary to point out that it takes an authoritarian mind-set for that to work with people who actually do 'make the choice' of obeying or accepting the consequences.  No matter the consequences, it remains a matter of choice and that is a measure of character.

Good or bad depends a lot on how the spectator views the situation...especially those who refuse to become involved until they are not given the option.  The Law itself must be ethical else all else in reality becomes irrelevant because individuals tend to behave in their own self-interest as opposed to the interest of 'others'.  That, of course, is the basis for the ethical construct within the current Republican Party.  Of which they are inordinately proud.  'The donald' is just the maturation of what started some time ago.

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https://thinkprogress.org/tom-homan-jeff-sessions-nazi-comparisons-nuremberg-defense-165249b9eb33-44...

 

Trump administration’s efforts to reject comparisons with Nazis are not going well

 

 

During separate Fox News interviews on Monday, acting ICE Director Thomas Homan and Attorney General Jeff Sessions both tried to reject comparisons between what the Trump administration is doing to undocumented immigrants — rounding them up, splitting up families, and sending them to camps — and what the Nazis did do Jews during World War II.

 

Each of their respective efforts to dismiss the comparisons did not turn out well.

 

First, Homan was asked to respond to “prominent people” who have compared “your behavior to that of the Nazis, to that during the Roosevelt administration interning the Japanese during World War II.”

Homan, without any sense of irony, responded with the same argument that was unsuccessfully used by a number of prominent Nazis during the Nuremberg trials — the so-called “Nuremberg

defense” about how law enforcement officers are just following orders.

 

 

 

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