Ohio Board of Education president Debe Terhar denies she was comparing President Obama’s gun control proposals to Nazi Germany when she posted a photo of Adolf Hitler on Facebook with the quote, “Never forget what this tyrant said: ‘To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.’” Um, she wasn’t comparing his plans to anything Mother Teresa ever did.
According to the Columbus Dispatch Debe Terhar said, “I’m not comparing the president to Adolf Hitler. It’s the thought of disarming citizens, and this has happened throughout history. What’s the true intention of the Second Amendment? It was to protect us from a tyrannical government, God forbid.”
The photograph apparently originated with the Facebook page of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children, which features a variety of anti-Obama, pro-gun posts and photos, such as scantily clad women hoisting large guns, a polar bear with the words “Holy f*** I’m glad I’m white,” and another saying “Where’s Lee Harvey Oswalt when you need him?”
Surprise, surprise, Debe Terhar is a Republican, so no-one should be surprised that she’s engaging in the same kind of name-calling President Obama talked about during his inaugural address Monday. The Republican haters just can’t help themselves, but they should remember that they are elected to office and can be voted out of office. I guess Debe Terhar would feel otherwise if one of her kids or relatives met a similar fate as those 20 kids and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It’s a sad commentary that an idiot like Debe Terhar is in a position of power where the students of Ohio are concerned.