IN SIMPLE TERMS
She writes and lectures on the dangers to freedom and liberty of too much government control and describes how life changed in depressed Austria after they voted to annex with communist Germany: http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/after-america-there-is-no-place-to-go/blog-254691/
“We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed. After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed.”
But then Hitler nationalized education and eliminated religious instruction in the public schools. Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance and parents were threatened with fines and jail if their children did not attend.
When the war started in 1939 Hitler established a food bank. Food was rationed and could only be purchased with a food card. It became law that everyone had to go to work and those who did not would not receive the card to buy food. Military service was compulsory for young people. Child care centers were established and operated 24/7 so mothers could go to work.
Health Care was socialized and free to everyone. Doctors became government employees.
Free enterprise was essentially abolished when small businesses were forced to close due to government regulations.
Gun laws were established that began with registration of firearms, then confiscation; government already knew where the guns were.
Is that beginning to sound familiar? Today, right here in America many of these things are happening because too many people expect government to provide too much for them. The eventual price will be our freedom as citizens of a sovereign nation.
About 1787 Scottish History Professor Alexander Tyler* wrote:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”
*The author of that essay has been disputed, but the truth therein cannot be.
Our nation is in a world of hurt; fiscally and morally. It is up to every one of us to participate in restoring her to what the founders envisioned, beginning with taking more personal responsibility and the County, State and Federal elections this year, City elections next year, and School Board elections every year until we have elected officials who respond to We The People. They are elected to serve us, not rule over us.