Saturday, August 15, 2009

"I Have Nationalized The German People" (Adolph Hitler)

The Ayn Rand Lexicon writes this: "Under fascism, citizens retain the responsibilities of owning property, without freedom to act and without any of the advantages of ownership. Under socialism, government officials acquire all the advantages of ownership, without any of the responsibilities, since they do not hold title to the property, but merely the right to use it - at least until the next purge. In either case, the government officials hold the economic, political and legal power of life or death over the citizens."

Apparently, Obama will allow Doctors to own their businesses but will mandate what they can treat, who they can treat and how much they can charge. This is fascism whichever way you turn it around. The Germans hated private individuals, private property, individual rights - their idea was to crush individualism and their main goal was control over the individual.

Until, these bureaucrats change math as well, 2+2=4 and government control over the economy = destruction of the principles of our founding: The right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Richard E. Ralston is Executive Director of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine and recently wrote the following: "AMERICAN FASCIST HEALTH CARE SYSTEM".

Many years ago America started down a path that has gradually limited the free practice of medicine and the relationship between physicians and patients. You can never really have a private meeting with your doctor anymore, because the government is always in the room with you. Now, under the electronic medical records provisions of President Obama's stimulus package, whatever happens in that room will be reported to the government with the rest of your medical history—without your permission.

American medicine is constrained in a Byzantine web of regulations, legislation and bureaucracy. It is a mess, and the status quo cannot be defended. It should be reformed.

Americans are appropriately concerned at the prospect of socialized medicine. Some advocates want exactly that, and many politicians are pushing us in that direction.

But the system we now have and the course it is on is more accurately described as fascist. Factions vie for the patronage of political-power brokers.

When Hitler was asked why, as the leader of the National Socialist party, he did not nationalize businesses, he responded that such action was not necessary, because "I have nationalized the German people."

This practice has been evolving for generations and takes place at all levels of government. At the state level it takes several forms. Medical licensing was created to protect the public, but it can and has been used to limit the entry of new competition for current practitioners. It has also been used to threaten the careers of currently… (Read at

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