Brenda Barton said Hitler came to power as a result of a majority vote. You said Hitler’s Nazi Party won 35 percent of the vote (Hitler and Nazi are one and the same), implying that Barton was wrong. Instead you are wrong. The election on Aug. 19, 1934 merging the (offices of) chancellor and president made Hitler the supreme leader of Germany. In this election, Hitler received 88.1 percent, or 38,394,848 votes out of 43,568,886. Only 4,300,370 voted against Hitler making it a proven fact that he was elected by a majority ... The closest figure to your 35 percent happened at the March 1933 elections where there were six parties in the election.
Hitler’s Nazi Party received 43.9 percent, the SPD or the Socialist Democratic party received 18.25 percent, the Communist Party, known as the KPD received 12.32 percent ... The other three parties received a total of 21.9 percent combined ... No matter whether you use a democratic or a republic form of government to count this vote, Hitler and his Nazi Party received a majority of the votes cast.
Per chance you might go back and look at the editorial cartoons “our” paper published during the now hated Bush years for absurdity.
Catholic priests under contract were forbidden to “donate” their time for hearing confessions and serving Mass, thus the federal government violates military Catholic’s First Amendment rights by taking away their priest, thus preventing saying of Mass, receiving communion and the “free exercise” of the same ... Notice the word donate.
The absurdity surrounding the payment of the combat death gratuity where the DOD ropes in the DOJ for a “legal” opinion, where no doubt they shopped until they found a lawyer who told them what they wanted to hear ... The absurdity of fencing off, barricading or otherwise denying entry into open-air monuments and memorials — spending money for the rental and installation of the equipment to do so. The absurdity of blocking off pullouts on a South Dakota State Highway to where people couldn’t stop and take a picture George Washington, a better picture than you could get from the amphitheater, by the way ... The cheapness and absurdity of blocking entrance to the parking lot at Mt. Vernon, which the feds only own half of ... This and more, all done with armed people no less ... The absurdity of knowing that you were going to recall a large percent of the civilians that were furloughed by the shutdown, which ended up being a farce ... Believe that you and I have a different definition of what is absurd.
By the way, concur with your condemnation of Barton for her using Pol Pot, most people have no idea who he was, let alone what he did ...