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I will return to discussing a post-Trump America next time, but for now I must address the moral crisis we are facing because of Donald Trump’s policy (official or de facto) of separating immigrant children from their parents.

I believe he is losing the battle to justify himself, perhaps the first crack we’ve seen in the Trump wall of support, no pun intended.

What he is finding out is that most Americans agree with former First Lady Laura Bush instead of him. It is breaking the hearts of all Americans who have a heart.

It must be stopped, and I predict it will be.

But we must not lose sight of another critical factor in what Trump is doing – it tells us all we need to know about what kind of man he really is.

The same can be said about people like Kirstjen Michele Nielsen, Jeff Sessions, Stephen Miller who serve in his administration.

Sadly, unbelievably, it also speaks volumes about many of the Republicans who are not like Laura Bush, who are like Trump, Nielson, Miller, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingrahm, and the three political stooges on Fix and Friends.

An Ipsos poll taken last week found that 46% of Republicans support separating children from parents as a deterrent to crossing into the U.S. illegally.

Obviously Trump really has taken over the party, to the point where Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel tweeted this warning to any Republican politician tempted to buck Trump: “Complacency is our enemy. Anyone that does not embrace the @realDonaldTrump agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake.”

There you have it. As Trump goes, so goes the Republican Party. It’s enough to make you lose all hope for our country.

Indeed, that our government is separating children, including infants and toddlers, from their parents for entering the U.S., some illegally and some even legally, is the most frightening government action I have seen in my life time.

I say that because it leaves no doubt in my mind that there is nothing, absolutely nothing, Trump won’t do to get his way.

There are no moral lines he won’t cross, no depth of indecency to which he won’t go.

And some people think those of us who oppose him are too harsh in criticizing his supporters, unfair even in what we say about them.

Really? Here’s my question.

Where exactly is the line he must cross before criticism of a man like Trump and his supporters is not too harsh or unfair?

Exactly how far is Trump allowed to go before comparisons with previous despots in history become appropriate?

How many lies can he tell before his supporters admit we have a President who is a liar and cannot be trusted?

How many children can he permanently damage emotionally before we are justified in calling his separation policy evil?

Does the Antarctica have to completely melt before Trump is rightly described as a threat to the survival of life as we know it on this planet?

Frankly, I wonder if there is any point beyond which Trump can go that will lead Trump Republicans to admit that he is posing a genuine threat to the basic values we have held as a nation?

I’m not talking about Trump radical supporters so much as people who don’t support him, but want to play nice with him. What will it take for them to see even mild support for a man like Trump is enabling him to do enormous harm just as we are seeing with these children?

I’ve heard some of them say that Trump is doing some good things, but then Hitler built the finest highway system in the world and turned around and used it to start a world war. History makes clear that political leaders can be so bad that nothing justifies supporting them.

Is any good Trump has done enough to make up for everything he is doing that is bad? To say it is serves him, but not the nation.

To be honest, I don’t worry about overreacting to the danger I believe Trump represents. Just the opposite. I worry about underreacting, about being too tolerant of him and his supporters.

I ask myself every day how I would feel had I been among the Germans who supported Hitler, the Italians who supported Mussolini, the Japanese who supported Emperor Hirohito, given the evil these three leaders inflicted on humanity.

It wouldn’t matter much to me whether I gave that support wittingly or unwittingly. I would forever regret the fact that I saw evil and called it good and saw good and called it evil.

Can Trump enablers of all stripes not see that this is what they are doing, especially in light of what he is doing to these children and their parents?

Maybe this time will be different, given the outcry against these evil actions.

Then, again, it may turn out to be another example that proves he was right when he said he could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue in New York and not lose any support.

The very fact that such a possibility exists tells me that until Trump supporters realize that no political leader is worth losing the soul of our nation, they deserve the harshest criticisms that can be heaped on them.

As a nation we reached “enough is enough” a long time ago.