Historians Organize Against Donald Trump: Is That A Proper Role? YES!

More than 600 historians and scholars, including myself, have joined a group of Historians Against Donald Trump to register our concern about the possible election of a man who is perceived by just about all people in the field, except a few, to be a danger to America and its future.

There are those observers who think historians should not get involved in political races, but this is a constitutional crisis in the making, as many see it, and it is essential that people versed in the history of leadership, both good and bad, worldwide, speak their minds and warn Americans of the threat that they face, were Trump, somehow, magically able to win.

This is not a usual election, but instead is a turning point in American history that will have a vast effect on the future of the nation.

And now when Donald Trump hints at “Second Amendment remedies” against Hillary Clinton, if she wins the election, to prevent Supreme Court appointments, it is even more necessary than ever to have historians speak out about the threat of violence.

And as the author of a book on Presidential and Presidential candidate assassinations, this blogger feels a need to speak out openly of the threat of Donald Trump.

Later today, my thoughts on Trump, implying an assassination of Hillary Clinton might be a “Second Amendment remedy”, are being published on HNN, History News Network website.

15 comments on “Historians Organize Against Donald Trump: Is That A Proper Role? YES!

  1. Pragmatic Progressive August 10, 2016 6:23 pm

    That’s why I have a love/hate relationship with our news media.

  2. Princess Leia August 10, 2016 6:38 pm

    I use apps for news headlines and less CNN 24/7 watching.

  3. Former Republican August 10, 2016 7:07 pm

    They pulled the guy in through a window on the 21st floor. Now CNN and other news outlets are going to run the video of his capture over and over again until something else comes up.

  4. Rational Lefty August 10, 2016 8:00 pm

    Our news has devolved into infotainment. Scandals, drama, etc. translate into high ratings. That’s why media is partly to blame for the rise of Trump. The media should have hit him harder on his rhetoric, his lack of policy depth, etc. but instead they gave him a platform to say whatever he wanted without being challenged because they all wanted him to be willing to come on their shows.

  5. Princess Leia August 10, 2016 9:34 pm

    Yet another day of Trump throwing up on himself again! At a rally in Florida tonight, he called Obama and Hillary the co-founders of ISIS!

  6. Pragmatic Progressive August 10, 2016 9:40 pm

    Things are going crazy! CNN just had a cat fight between a woman who’s a Trump supporter and another woman who’s anti-Trump!

  7. Paul Doyle August 11, 2016 10:05 am

    In the meantime, the sun comes up, the sun goes down, and I will have my lunch at noon….

  8. Ronald August 11, 2016 10:51 am

    Paul, always at noon you have lunch? No variation? 🙂 LOL

  9. Princess Leia August 11, 2016 12:22 pm

    Pragmatic – This election feels like an episode of the Jerry Springer show.

  10. Princess Leia August 11, 2016 7:48 pm

    Re: regarding our discussion from yesterday about the media.

    Washington Monthly’s blog is my newest go-to site for mainstream liberal thought.

  11. Princess Leia August 16, 2016 12:25 pm

    Re: Young voters concern about Hillary’s trust issues.

    Her emails are a molehill compared to Trump’s mountain.

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