On today's BradCast: 75 years ago this past weekend, FDR issued Executive Order 9066, sending 120,000 Japanese-Americans to concentration camps in one of the most shameful moments in American history. Today, we fight to keep history from repeating itself as Trump offers big lies about terrorism, voter fraud and the media, among other things --- for a reason. [Audio link to full show posted below.]
While Trump's Executive Order attempting to ban Muslims and refugees from seven different countries has been blocked by the federal courts, another one is promised to take its place soon. And in order to do so, the Administration continues to offer lies about terror attacks to justify its actions, this time with the President citing a non-existent terror incident in Sweden --- fake news that he heard about (and misreported) from Fox "News" the night before his campaign rally in Florida on Saturday.
That dangerous lie comes on the heels of a week of another big lie from Trump and his top advisers concerning false claims of "thousands" of cases of "voter fraud" in New Hampshire and elsewhere --- and as Trump declares the media to be "the enemy of the American People."
While the lies are now non-stop, ridiculous and, at times, hilarious, the insidious reason behind them is chilling, dangerous, shameful and about as un-American as possible. Why all of it matters, and more, on today's BradCast...
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If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. - Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda
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said on 2/21/2017 @ 10:25 am PT...
And that is why we have to keep saying, "Day (insert) of the gentleman from New York being in violation of the Constitution." And that is why we have to demand that our Senators and Representatives do so day in and day out. And that is why we have to demand that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the Russian connection. And our Senators and Representatives must chime in as the amen chorus.
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said on 2/22/2017 @ 4:19 pm PT...
Once a person tells a lie you can never believe that person again. Whether you have your hand on a Bible or not a lie is a lie. Do you think the man upstairs will say there is a difference. It amazes me that someone can put their hand on the Bible and think they can lie the rest of the time.