A Country on the Road to Tyranny

by Richard H. Frank

Once upon a time there was a country saddled with a huge national debt owed to various other countries around the world.  The Government in this country was a Republic with representatives elected by the population.  There were two major political parties represented within the Government; one held conservative ideals while the other purported to be progressive and supported socialistic ideals.  The economy grew steadily and the people prospered for a time.

Those countries holding promises to pay the debt owed to them made demands for payment far exceeding the Republic’s ability to pay.  Unable to secure further loans through the world credit banks, the Republic began to print money in huge amounts in order to meet the demands of their creditors.  This action devalued the nation’s currency and soon resulted in hyper inflation.  The purchasing power of their currency dropped dramatically until the citizens could no longer afford to buy the necessities to sustain their families.

Businesses failed, unemployment soared, people lost their homes and many had to file for bankruptcy.  Soon, food had to be rationed and dispensed by churches and other charitable organizations.  The political party in power felt helpless to turn the economy around and soon lost their ruling majority in the parliament.

A New Leader stepped forward using soaring oratory and rhetoric promising to fundamentally change the fortunes of the nation and lead the citizenry to prosperity for everyone.  He was elected overwhelmingly by the people.

The New Leader immediately created public works jobs to fix and/or create new infrastructure in the country.

Next, he made fundamental changes to the public education system removing all references to religion and focused instead on progressive secular social doctrine.  Text books were revised and rewritten to promote the progressive agenda of the Government.  Youth groups were established and social labor corps recruited to serve the country.

Equal rights were stressed giving women equal opportunity in the workplace.  Soon, this legislation was followed by the full employment law making it mandatory for all unmarried women to work outside of the home.

Government regulations and nationalization of specific industries suppressed the free enterprise system to a point of non-existence.  Farmers and businesses were told what to produce and how to produce their products all in the name of consumer protection.

Gun control legislation made it mandatory for all gun owners to register their weapons. This action was a prelude for total confiscation of guns to follow.

The Government created crises in order to gain support from the people for enactment of laws aimed at extending political control over the electorate.  The people were willing to sacrifice freedom for a promise of security.

Lastly, free health care for all was adopted by the Government.  Doctors were immediately in critical shortage as the population flocked to hospitals and doctors offices for every and any small ailment.  Hospital beds were filled and as a result care was quickly rationed.  Good doctors were forced to receive salaries paid by the Government and soon immigrated to countries where they were free to practice medicine as they had in the past.

Medical Research ceased to exist as all money was used to support socialized medicine.  Individual tax rates reached 80% in order to support this insane failed system.  Eventually, euthanasia was used on the aged and infirmed in lieu of treatment.

Does this story sound familiar?  No it is not the United States today but the true story of Germany and Austria between 1933 and 1943.   The only thing that saved these countries was the ultimate defeat of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany in 1945.

I believe history repeats itself and should we not remain vigilant as to the political agenda of those elected to represent us, we may be on the same road to tyranny as was Germany and Austria in the 1930s.

The strength of our Republic is embodied in the principles enumerated in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.  Elect only those candidates that support those principles and stop any legislation which may put us on that same road to tyranny.

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