Challenging Barton And Roundup Facts

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Editor:

Brenda Barton said Hitler came to power as a result of a majority vote. You said Hitler’s Nazi Party won 35 percent of the vote (Hitler and Nazi are one and the same), implying that Barton was wrong. Instead you are wrong. The election on Aug. 19, 1934 merging the (offices of) chancellor and president made Hitler the supreme leader of Germany. In this election, Hitler received 88.1 percent, or 38,394,848 votes out of 43,568,886. Only 4,300,370 voted against Hitler making it a proven fact that he was elected by a majority ... The closest figure to your 35 percent happened at the March 1933 elections where there were six parties in the election.

Hitler’s Nazi Party received 43.9 percent, the SPD or the Socialist Democratic party received 18.25 percent, the Communist Party, known as the KPD received 12.32 percent ... The other three parties received a total of 21.9 percent combined ... No matter whether you use a democratic or a republic form of government to count this vote, Hitler and his Nazi Party received a majority of the votes cast.

Per chance you might go back and look at the editorial cartoons “our” paper published during the now hated Bush years for absurdity.

Catholic priests under contract were forbidden to “donate” their time for hearing confessions and serving Mass, thus the federal government violates military Catholic’s First Amendment rights by taking away their priest, thus preventing saying of Mass, receiving communion and the “free exercise” of the same ... Notice the word donate.

The absurdity surrounding the payment of the combat death gratuity where the DOD ropes in the DOJ for a “legal” opinion, where no doubt they shopped until they found a lawyer who told them what they wanted to hear ... The absurdity of fencing off, barricading or otherwise denying entry into open-air monuments and memorials — spending money for the rental and installation of the equipment to do so. The absurdity of blocking off pullouts on a South Dakota State Highway to where people couldn’t stop and take a picture George Washington, a better picture than you could get from the amphitheater, by the way ... The cheapness and absurdity of blocking entrance to the parking lot at Mt. Vernon, which the feds only own half of ... This and more, all done with armed people no less ... The absurdity of knowing that you were going to recall a large percent of the civilians that were furloughed by the shutdown, which ended up being a farce ... Believe that you and I have a different definition of what is absurd.

By the way, concur with your condemnation of Barton for her using Pol Pot, most people have no idea who he was, let alone what he did ...

Jim Gier

Comments

H. Wm. Rhea III 1 year, 2 months ago

Yeah, Rep. Barton did go over board with the Pol Pot comments, but then again, given a little more time, the riots and regional wars soon to start and the USA may end up resembling Cambodia. What's coming to the USA isn't going to be pleasant, but it's well deserved.

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever." - Thomas Jefferson

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Donald Cline 1 year, 2 months ago

Given the reports that Obama is addicted to the video tapes of the drone strikes around the world murdering people, I think comparing him to Pol Pot is quite appropriate.

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Rex Hinshaw 1 year, 2 months ago

Mr. H. the 3rd, I don't know who you are and where you are from. But you're assurtion that the USA deserves riots and regional wars really pisses me off. Even though I disagree with the present adminstration and the direction that they are taking the country...I don't know anyone that deserves what you predict.This is a great country....don't cross my path in the future.

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Donald Cline 1 year, 2 months ago

Rex, I take your point, but I think Mr. Rhea is inferring that we (the people) deserve it because we have been derelict in our duty all these decades to keep government bound down by the chains of the Constitution. I take his point too, though I heap much greater blame upon the insidious thugs in government who have no right to lead us down this dangerous path. I'm just suggesting that yeah, we don't deserve it, but we are going to get it because of our failure to do our duty. Therefore maybe we should direct our anger at the thugs doing it instead of each other.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 1 year, 1 month ago

Mr. Hinshaw, you don't have to like what I quoted from Thomas Jefferson or what I believe will shortly happen here in the USA. I love my country, but the Gov't that has usurped power and the evil that is done by many of its citizens personally and the Gov't collectively, will not go unpunished forever. And only a FOOL would think God will continue to allow them to happen.

The USA used to be a great country! It could become a great country again! But not as long as it's run by idiots and those who continually ignore God's commandments.

As for "crossing your path in the future." - I'm all over Payson on a daily basis. So if you see me, have the common decency to introduce yourself - maybe we can talk after that like civilized, human beings.

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