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    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

    This is showing up on bumper stickers and on the web in "signature" files. No source given. An example is at: [1] and similar stickers can be found at places selling customized stickers mugs etc. I am a bit dubious of this attribution, but it does seem to be somewhat widespread. It also seems to be a variant of the quote by Huey P. Long found on the Fascism subject page, but also not sourced and also not found on the Huey P. Long person page. "When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag." Oswald Glinkmeyer 14:34, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

        It appears to come from Lewis' 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here". 11:41, 11 February 2007 (UTC)The Sinclair Lewis Society has been wrestling with this for years and I received several phone calls during the last presidential election campaign. This quote sounds like something Sinclair Lewis might have said or written, but the Sinclair Lewis Society has never been able to find this exact quote although we've been asked a number of times

    fascinating.  anyway, Welcome to Daily Kos!
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    This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

    by mallyroyal on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:35:58 AM PDT

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