Bernie Sanders is on the precipice of being the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee……..and he isn’t even a registered Democrat. He is registered as an Independent. He refers to himself as a “Democratic Socialist” and calls what he is selling “Democratic Socialism.”
Norman Mattoon Thomas – who was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America in the early 20th century – is quoted as saying:
“The American People will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
How times have changed. Today, Bernie Sanders asserts that the American People WILL “knowingly adopt socialism.” He has clearly stated that he uses the term “Democratic Socialism” because he believes the American People will choose socialism. They will vote for it.
As the saying goes, “You can vote socialism in, but you’ll have to shoot your way out.” In case you haven’t noticed, those who live in socialist countries are unable to shoot their way out because the government has taken away their guns……..that’s always the first step…….and it is no secret that the Democrat Party is chipping away at your Second Amendment rights. We even had at least one candidate, Beto O’Rourke, who stated unequivocally that he would take your guns away. Other Democrats deny wanting to confiscate guns, but their rhetoric says otherwise. Barack Obama mocked those who said he wanted to confiscate guns, yet, he issued at least 23 Executive Actions which affected one’s ability to purchase or own a gun as well as regulations which raised the price of ammunition to the point where it made guns much more expensive to use. The Democrats’ words and actions are demonstrative of where they plan to take this country when it comes to the Second Amendment.
In a 1961 radio address, Ronald Reagan said, “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project, most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.”
With that in mind, what is Bernie Sanders signature push? “Medicare for All,” socialized medicine, government-run healthcare. Reagan’s words were prophetic in that it would be disguised as a “humanitarian project.” Bernie Sanders calls it a “human right.”
Since the Left likes to frequently invoke the name Adolph Hitler, it’s worth mentioning here that when he came to power, Hitler took over the healthcare system in Germany. It could easily be argued that he was the REAL father of socialized medicine. Everyone will need healthcare at some point in his or her life and Hitler knew that taking over the healthcare system was the best way to control people from cradle to grave. But it goes even further than that.
Part of Hitler’s collective universal healthcare concept was “racial hygiene,” the elimination of certain “undesirable” segments of the society, not unlike the concept of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger.
The first mass murders of the Holocaust were carried out in the socialized German hospitals. It was there that the techniques for governmental mass murder were developed and refined. Several hundred thousand handicapped and mentally ill persons were murdered in Hitler’s universal healthcare system, including retarded and mentally ill children as well as handicapped, mentally ill and elderly adults. Hitler called them “mercy killings” and “lives not worth living.”
When Governor Sarah Palin stated that Barack Obama’s attempt at socialized medicine, “The Affordable Care Act,” would involve “death panels” who would decide who lived and who died, she was mocked viciously and repeatedly by the Left.
Yet, when a woman at a town hall told Barack Obama the story of how her elderly mother was initially denied a pacemaker, but was eventually able to receive the life-saving surgery after getting a second opinion, then asked Obama how his mother would have been treated under Obamacare, he said to her:
“We as a culture and as a society [can start] to make better decisions within our own families and for ourselves……at least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what? Maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.”
Meanwhile, just last week, a videotape of Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg surfaced in which he stated: “If you show up with prostate cancer, you’re 95 years old, [we] should say go and enjoy, you’ve lived a long life, there’s no cure. We can’t do anything. If you’re a young person, we should do something about it. Society’s not willing to do that, yet.”
The words of Sarah Palin were prophetic. So, too, the words of Ronald Reagan, both dismissed as idiots by the Democrats, the Left.
In 1964, Ronald Reagan, a Democrat-turned-Republican, gave a speech called “A Time for Choosing.” I suggest you read it or watch it online. If you have done so already, do it again. Reagan could have easily given this speech yesterday, so timely is it’s message…..and it’s warning. The standout line from the speech, the most-frequently quoted:
“If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”
Will the American People choose socialism, as Bernie Sanders would have us believe? Is socialism an inevitability? Will the Millennial Generation see freedom go the way of the dinosaurs?
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
– Ronald Wilson Reagan