Maine’s Governor Paul LePage does not mince words when he (an alleged constitutional conservative) says the best thing for America is to elect an authoritarian whose name rhymes with chump.
“Sometimes, I wonder that our Constitution is not only broken, but we need a Donald Trump to show some authoritarian power in our country and bring back the rule of law because we’ve had eight years of a president, he’s an autocrat, he just does it on his own, he ignores Congress and every single day, we’re slipping into anarchy,” LePage said on Maine radio station WVOM. (CNN)
Note: For those in disbelief that LePage would promote authoritarianism, you can listen to the audio posted below (LePage’s crazy rant begins at 10:17).
Yes, the sitting Governor of the great state of Maine just advocated that an authoritarian (who tend to transform into dictators) is the best way to fix America.
Not only is LePage’s comment ignorant of past history (Mussolini, Hitler, Mao Zedong, et al) but also of current events (Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Vladimir Putin of Russia, et al).
Image: Mussolini & Hitler (via New World Encyclopedia)
Authoritarians do bring order to their respective nations but in almost every circumstance they abuse their elected position by oppressing critics of their power and eliminating political opponents.
Fortunately for America, Donald Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton (the latter who truth be told is awful—but is at least she is not fascistic).
Hopefully Maine’s Governor clarifies or recants his statements, lest the rest of the United States places Maine on their do not visit list (as LePage has a habit of making Maine look crazy).
Discovered via Hot Air
LePage Image Credit: Politico