Obama’s Moral Equivalent to the 1933 Reichstag Fire

What Obama, Schumer, Reid, and Pelosi and their gang are doing to jam legislation through Congress by trampling the Constitution and parliamentary procedure and ignoring the voice of the people, is the moral equivalent of the Enabling Act that followed the February 27, 1933 Reichstag fire.

How the fire started is controversial. Berlin Police found a Dutch Communist agitator, Marinus van der Lubbe, in the building, but it was evident that he had help in starting such a large fire. Were the Communists starting a revolution or did the Nazis set up and manipulate van der Lubbe into starting it and then finish the job themselves? Nazi detectives completed the investigation. Herman Goering bragged to a gathering of high-ranking Nazi’s in 1942 that he was responsible for the fire.

Hitler had been made Chancellor of Germany on January 30, just four weeks before the Reich-stag fire. The day after the Reichstag fire, he asked German President Paul von Hindenburg to issue an emergency decree to counter the Communist revolution. Civil rights were suspended and Hitler was able to round up thousands of Communists including elected deputies to the Reichstag, thereby increasing the Nazi plurality. By intimidation and legal challenges, Hitler was able to prevent many newly elected Social Democrat deputies from taking their seats.  He was then able to get a majority to pass the Enabling Act on March 23, 1933. This essentially made Hitler dictator of the German Reich.

Besides the Democratic leadership’s machinations to have Obama sign the Healthcare Bill into law without proper Congressional passage, using what even the liberal Washington Post calls “procedural sleight-of-hand,” Obama is planning to make millions of amnestied illegal immigrants into new voters eager to take advantage of new health and welfare benefits. He also has a plan for universal voter registration that will make vote fraud easy and difficult to prosecute. Then there is ACORN, an organization of agitators, bullies, and vote fraud specialists that is a modern left-wing equivalent to Hitler’s brown-shirted Storm Battalions.

Obama’s lineup of amnesty, open borders, and expansive healthcare, environmental, and educational legislation has a high probability of producing more job losses and middleclass-devastating high inflation, perhaps even economic collapse in less than four years, but he will have rigged the elections, trash-canned the Constitution, and discarded fair and honest parliamentary procedure in Congress.

Voters should be watching Obama’s education plans carefully. Even in the healthcare bill, he has proposed to outlaw private loans to students. The government, a government that will insist on politically correct thinking to get a college loan, will do it all. He is also looking at education as the equivalent of slavery reparations.

Meanwhile, his plans for imposing liberal sexual orientation values on the military threatens to undermine the morale and combat readiness of the Armed Forces.  He is a Marxist nightmare come true.

There may be elections, but not of the sort James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, or George Washington would approve. Obama is not concerned about the current opinions of American voters, because he plans to overwhelm the electorate by making millions of illegal aliens into new voters and by bending the rules to make himself a long-term dictator.

Oh, no, you say, that is far-fetched.  Just wait and see. Or better, start working to make sure Obama cannot make himself dictator. March 23 is the 77th anniversary of the Enabling Act that made Adolf Hitler dictator of the German Reich.

Mike Scruggs is a retired financial consultant and corporate business executive. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS from the University of Georgia.  He is a USAF combat veteran of the Vietnam War, holding a Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.  He was recently Chairman of the Board of a Classical Christian School and is a former Republican County Chairman.  He writes and lives in Hendersonville, NC.

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