A sign outside the Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth promotes John Linnehan's Constitution Hall, which opened recently in a former 2-screen movie theater in the mall. Linnehan plans to use the space as a place where political conservatives can gather in support of getting Republicans elected in 2022. Credit: Bill Trotter / BDN

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The recent BDN article about John Linnehan’s “Constitution Hall” was quite enlightening. He was quoted as saying, “Red simply means remove every Democrat.” The following is a definition of a totalitarian government: “Totalitarianism is a form of government and political system that prohibits all opposition parties, outlaws individual opposition to the state and its claims, and exercises an extremely high degree of control and regulation over public and private life.”

Germany was such a place before World War II. From the voting law changes occurring across our country since the last election, do we need more evidence of Republican goals?

Tom Hansen