Last week, former Secretary of Health and Human Services joined the Jonathan Gruber bandwagon when she said,
A lot of Americans have no idea what insurance is about. I think the financial literacy of a lot of people, particularly people who did not have insurance coverage or whose employers chose their coverage and kind of present it to them, is very low. . .
Once again, another progressive reveals their arrogance of intellectual superiority. In her mind, we just don’t have sufficient information to appreciate the wonderful Utopia our legislative betters have provided us.
In the continuing infantilization of America, we are mere stubborn children who have yet to learn what’s best for us.
If our country were a marriage, there’d be a lot of people asking for a divorce right now. And we know how messy those can be. When irreconcilable differences go unresolved between spouses, one or both parties may seek to dissolve the marriage. On a national level, history has shown us that unresolved differences can lead to war. Which is a little bit like divorce.
In either case, this doesn’t necessarily imply a military conflict. There can be such a thing as a non-shooting “cold war” just as once existed between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To be sure, there’s been no formal declaration of war between any political parties in this country. But when Congress passed the now infamous health care reform bill in 2010, it confirmed what I had suspected for some time: We were in a war of opposing ideologies and principles—two political sides with fundamentally different visions of America. Only the naive or those in denial can consider this an overstatement.
Using the Nazi analogy to discredit political opponents is a popular game that seems to work best as a substitute for honest criticism. Although such comparisons usually do little more than expose one’s ignorance of the actual history of the Third Reich, it doesn’t mean that valid comparisons don’t exist. Within the right context, similarities can be drawn, Godwin’s Law be damned.
Actually, there’s only one good reason why the subject should ever be brought up in the first place. Nazi Germany was a fundamental transformation of a parliamentary democracy that became a one party dictatorship. Just as important, it was done within the government’s legal framework and with a popular mandate from the people. That factor alone makes it a relevant example of a government gone wrong—a compelling schematic and a warning for citizens concerned about the future of their own respective countries.