Authoritarians like Pence or Trump have no place in a civilized society. He caters to individuals who need a strong authority figures to lead them, who feel threatened by progress. He represents the poison of traditionalism, the ignorance of those who are repulsed by the mere suggestion of social progress. Before society moves onward these men will rise to snuff out the progress we have made as a society. If they come to power we will see a last desperate fight of the old society against the new. Those who feel the need to go back in time to the days before equal rights, before we smashed the oppression of the past flock under their wings.