Are MAGA hats evil?

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Some people believe that Make America Great Again hats are the Swastika of today.  I have personally talked to an agitated person with this belief for over an hour and he believed it was his moral duty to verbally and possibly physically confront anyone he saw wearing a MAGA hat.  I think that this belief is incorrect and that these people need help of some kind.  I don’t own a MAGA hat and I am not a supporter of everything Donald espouses but the MAGA hat is not the Swastika.  Donald Trump is not Hitler in spite of any attempt to demonize him.  He may be stupid and guilty of violations of the law but this has not been proven yet and even if proven would not make him as evil as Hitler.

Attacking an innocent person who is simply wearing a MAGA hat proves that the attacker has hate in his heart.  The hate speech of verbally assaulting innocent MAGA people for no cause should be a legally punishable offense called a hate crime.  Just because your side fairly lost a presidential election does not give you the right to assault people having an opposing political belief.  There is a current attempt by segments of our society to equate the Nazi party and Trump supporters.  This attempt gives mentally unbalanced people the idea that it is acceptable to use physical violence and verbal assaults to destroy the life of anyone who openly supports Trump. This is truly frightening.

The Bible is the answer to hatred of any stripe.

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9 NIV

“The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;” Psalm 5:5 NIV

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? ” Matthew 5:43-46

The Nazi party killed Jews and other people because they had hate in their heart.  The vast majority of Trump supporters are not advocating crimes against humanity and they have legitimate political beliefs that they should be allowed to express without fear.  There are dangerous fringe elements in all political parties.  Physical violence is only morally acceptable for the purpose of stopping clear evil and not for the purpose of shutting someone up because you are losing a political argument and presidential elections.