May 4, 1970: 4 killed, 9 wounded as National Guard opens fire on Kent State students

It’s a good day to remember what happened at Kent State, given that it’s the anniversary.

But it’s also important to remember because there’s a good chance this country might re-elect as president the last guy who already expressed his desire to use the actual military to quell dissent by killing protesters. The only thing that stood between him and doing exactly that were some top military brass at the time who remembered that soldiers — even generals — swear an oath to the Constitution, not Donald Trump.

I doubt Trump will make that mistake twice on his military appointments.