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Mineola-area Rep. Bryan Hughes Tweets Link to Email That Compares Universal Healthcare and Gun Control to Nazi Germany

 

Oh, that link seems innocuous enough, let’s click through:

The head of the National Socialist Workers’ Party, Adolph Hitler, became Chancellor of Germany, January 30, 1933, and began implementing a plan of universal healthcare, with no regard for conscience.

Whoa, mama. That’s the opening sentence of Bill Federer’s “American Minute” email to supporters. Federer is a “a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage.” Hughes represents parts of Titus, Morris, Camp, Rains, Wood and Smith counties; the district begins about 30 miles east of Dallas.

The email goes on to quote Hitler:

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing…

And Heinrich Himmler:

“Germans who wish to use firearms should join the S.S. or the S.A. Ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.”

The email concludes with an invitation for readers to “Join Bill on [the] trip of a lifetime to Israel.” The point, of course, is that President Obama is basically Hitler II, trying to force us into universal healthcare, and take away our guns. The thing is this: Hitler didn’t take away all the guns. He took away guns from Germany’s Jews. So unless Obama is planning on taking away guns from a very specific ethnic group – Croatians? Filipinos? West Virginians? – the comparison isn’t only offensive, it’s inaccurate.

  • Steve Zimmerman

    On September 29-30, 1941, the Nazis were working around the clock in Kiev, the Ukraine. 33,771 Jews were lined up and shot dead. Their bodies were dumped in a ravine known as Babi Yar.

    Please stop comparing things to Hitler you historically illiterate and morally ridiculous idiots.

  • Uppercase Matt

    That’s a great headline!

    D Magazine “Ace” blogger defends Hitler’s gun seizures — “It’s OK since he only targeted the Jews.”

  • Daniel

    Otto von Bismarck started univesral healthcare (curiously, it was actually the Health Insurance Act) in 1880-something, and it has since outlived the Nazis. Germany has the oldest healthcare system in the world, I’m pretty sure.

    Apparently, elected officials from the the current GOP crop (or possibly people from Mineola) get their history educations from radio personalities.

  • Avid Reader

    D apparently doesn’t stand for Dallas when anybody on the right has an out there comment or opinion. No one on the left ever compared President Bush to Hitler, ever. They were also never outspoken about President Bush trampling on citizens rights’. Everyone look at this random east Texas guy’s email; it’s going to have an impact on tens of people, way more of a big deal than President Obama’s justice department spitting out a memo that they can kill Americans without due process. Mother Jones, ha; for objectivity’s sake you should link to an equally neutral political news equivalent on the right like a Breitbart or Daily Caller.

  • Carlos

    The President ultimately wants to disarm all non-government employees. It doesn’t have to be an “ethnic group” for the comparison to be made.

    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Miami-Dade-Police-Officers-Caught-on-Camera-Allegedly-Ignoring-Emergency-Calls-189754261.html

    These are the special government workers the anti-self defense crowd wants to protect us, because you can’t be trusted to protect yourself; you need these idiots to do it for you. But what happens when they don’t, like how in Mexico the entire police force is corrupt and useless?