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[Tru Blu Tuesday] Nazi Amerika?

It seems that I can’t turn around these days without walking face first into another battle front in the war for freedom going on in this country. Campaign For Liberty keeps me regularly posted about important fights in Congress, such as the ill-named Marketplace Fairness Act, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Privacy Act and the never-ending contest for Second Amendment rights. Today I caught wind of an attempt by my Governor, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, to insert a “DNA on Arrest” mandate into the state budget. This mandate would require a DNA sample be taken, upon arrest, of anyone charged with a felony -not convicted. The problem with that should not have to be spelled out, and it is not the topic for today so I will refrain from elaborating on it. Liberty is under attack from all angles it would seem, even from people -like Governor Walker- who I usually side with.

These warning sirens made me think about the rapidly growing number of ways in which our country mirrors that of Nazi Germany in the years leading up to World War II. I know, I know, but don’t worry. This isn’t me chasing a conspiracy theory or saying that President Obama is the new Hitler, just to rile people up so they can thump their chests for America. And I’m not saying that America is a quasi-Nazi country today. What I am saying, and want to get off of my chest, is that there is a very disturbing and very real trend in the U.S. that is frighteningly comparable to the early stages of the infamous Third Reich.

I remember studying Adolf Hitler and his  Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers Party) in high school. The man and his movement fascinated me a great deal. “How could the people of Germany not see this evil?” I often thought to myself. I wondered constantly how they could not see this wickedness coming at them like a freight train bound for Auschwitz. Today, however, I find myself plagued by the same concerns for my country. Reading current headlines too often reminds me of the then-obvious chain of events that led to the perils I read of in world history books.

Don’t believe me? Here are five very concerning points, as written by Michael Snyder in an article he wrote in February 2012. These are only the most interesting to me, out of the twenty-five points he made. Click here for the full list. (Heads up: don’t be turned off by the conspiracy-theory-esque ads in the side bars. The article rests on good sources.)

#5 Under Adolf Hitler, there were massive increases in government spending.

According to eyewitness Kitty Werthmann, just about everyone was getting some sort of a handout from the German government….

Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

Of course, as I have written about so many times before, this is the exact same thing that we are seeing in the United States today.

#7 The economy of Nazi Germany was very highly socialized. 

As Ludwig Von Mises once correctly observed, the German economy under Hitler was not capitalist at all….

What Mises identified was that private ownership of the means of production existed in name only under the Nazis and that the actual substance of ownership of the means of production resided in the German government. For it was the German government and not the nominal private owners that exercised all of the substantive powers of ownership: it, not the nominal private owners, decided what was to be produced, in what quantity, by what methods, and to whom it was to be distributed, as well as what prices would be charged and what wages would be paid, and what dividends or other income the nominal private owners would be permitted to receive. The position of the alleged private owners, Mises showed, was reduced essentially to that of government pensioners.

The United States has not gotten to the level of Nazi Germany yet, but we do have a socialist president and back in 2009 the cover of Newsweek boldly proclaimed that “We Are All Socialists Now“.

#11 In Nazi Germany, the health care system was taken over by the government.

The following is more eyewitness testimony from Kitty Werthmann….

Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

Of course we all know what is going on in America today.  The government spends nearly half of all health care dollars and Obamacare is going to mean more government control over the health care system than ever before.

#12 Under Adolf Hitler, abortion was made “safe and legal” in Germany.

It turns out that Hitler was a huge fan of the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.  And as I wrote about recently, it was Sanger that once said the following….

“The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Hitler echoed this sentiment when he wrote the following in Mein Kampf….

“The demand that defective people be prevented from propagating equally defective offspring. . . represents the most humane act of mankind.”

After the Nazis came to power in 1933, abortion was very quickly legalized.  By 1935 there were approximately 500,000 abortions being performed in Germany every single year.

Yes, Hitler very much encouraged Aryan women to have as many children as possible.  But he also very much viewed abortion as a way to reduce “undesirable” populations.

Unfortunately, something very similar is happening today.  Abortion clinics are often located in the “poor” part of town, and a staggering 72 percent of Planned Parenthood’s “customers” have incomes that are either equal to or beneath 150 percent of the federal poverty level.

#22 Under Adolf Hitler, society became very highly militarized.

Of course we are seeing the same thing in the U.S. right now.

Sadly, this is even happening to our public schools.  According to blogger Alexander Higgins, students in kindergarten and the 1st grade in the state of New Jersey are now required by law to participate “in monthly anti-terrorism drills”.  The following is an excerpt from a letter that he recently received from the school where his child attends….

Each month a school must conduct one fire drill and one security drill which may be a lockdown, bomb threat, evacuation, active shooter, or shelter-in place drill. All schools are now required by law to implement this procedure.

This is the kind of thing that a sicko like Adolf Hitler would try to do, and it is not good for our children.

It was incredibly difficult to pick only five points from that article to share, so I encourage you to read the whole piece in its entirety.

There is something we can take out of Nazi Germany’s playbook to use to our advantage, however. In fact our Department of Homeland Security already has. The ‘See something, say something’ campaign encourages people to essentially spy on their neighbors by promoting the concept of reporting every suspicious movement they make. If nothing else, it is creepy and disturbing.

We can do they same thing to our government, and in truth, responsibility suggests that we should. Every time you see something happening in your local, state or federal government that violates Constitutional law, speak up! If you hear of unjust legislation being pushed, call your representatives. You have a voice, so use it. Call corrupt politicians out on the carpet. Let others know about dangerous government actions, and get them to help apply the pressure to do what’s right. Otherwise, we will be guilty of allowing the history books to lament the tragedy of some version of a Nazi America.

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