Rachel Maddow was reporting that today Donald Trump wants to register Muslims. A Jewish organization already denounced it saying its been done before and it never ends well. I suspect this will go over well with the base and Evangelicals. Remember Evangelicals believe only born againers go to Heaven so by that logic the result could very well lead to “they will go to hell anyways so really who cares”. Buckley went after the extremist group at the time the John Birch society which compares to todays extremist was mild. If the base and republicans agree with Trump this party will essentially become a neofascist party. If some one strong from the party or a respected conservatIve does not denounce this strongly this will be the path this party will take.
Sadly I see neither a strong republican that will stand up nor a conservative writer. I do see a future in which many on the internet will embrace Trumps idea and instead of republicans rejecting it instead embracing it.
FDR said “there is nothing to fear but fear itself”. He was right there is no greater weapon then fear.