Days of Free Markets Numbered

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The statists are moving faster through the Constitution than Hitler moved through France. Today, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to advance a bill to socialize medicine without debate.

House Democrats went on record again in favor of advancing the legislation while allowing only limited debate, which would hobble the ability of Republicans to wrest concessions on one of Obama’s top domestic priorities.

**Accelerating the **Banana Republic

In the past week, the administration has encouraged political prosecution of former Bush administration officials, has opened the possibility of prosecuting CIA agents, has submitted legislation to give him sole authority over the Internet in the United States, and has released sensitive National Security documents to give terrorists an upper hand.

While the Tea Party movement concentrates on limited government and fiscal responsibility, the establishment of a Central American-style dictatorship in the United States cannot be ignored. It’s clear that Obama intends to secure powers similar to Hugo Chavez’s and the Castros'. By the 2010 election, Obama could own all major US banks, the auto industry, the healthcare field, most major newspapers, and, effectively, the Internet. His opposition will be unable to fund a campaign or communicate with potential supporters.

In the meantime, Obama continues to undo free markets. He has refused repayment of TARP funds from solvent banks in order to maintain control. He has threatened to convert those debts into common stock, making his regime the dominant shareholder. He has fired General Motors' board and CEO, replacing them with puppets. He has imposed salary limits on executives of bailed-out companies and has threatened to extend those limits to all businesses.

Most cruel joke of all, however, has been played by Hitler & Co. on those German capitalists and small businessmen who once backed National Socialism as a means of saving Germany’s bourgeois economic structure from radicalism. The Nazi credo that the individual belongs to the state also applies to business. Some businesses have been confiscated outright, on other what amounts to a capital tax has been levied. Profits have been strictly controlled. Some idea of the _increasing Governmental control and interference in business _could be deduced from the fact that 80% of all building and 50% of all industrial orders in Germany originated last year with the Government. Hard-pressed for food- stuffs as well as funds, the Nazi regime has taken over large estates and in many instances collectivized agriculture, a procedure fundamentally similar to Russian Communism. [Emphases mine.] (Time, 1938)

Substitute “Obama” for “Hitler” and “United States” for “Germany,” and you have a pretty good idea what we’re headed toward. The article explains why Hitler progressively siezed businesses and industries: he needed them to for his massive social programs. Hitler built a mighty military, true. He also provided healthcare, food, housing, clothing, and work to every German, Austrian, and Czech.

Hitler created quite a national youth service program, too. It gave young poor kids hope. They wore uniforms and learned skills like picking up trash, marching, throwing granades, and spotting Jews.

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