– Bryan Hughes (@RepHughes) February 5, 2013
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.