Myths connecting right-wing politics with Nazis and Hitler are common in the mainstream press. Sunday's Dispatch editorial continued the tradition by linking Austria's so-called right-wing with Hitler, while in Monday's edition two Open Forum writers called for gun controls. These seemingly unrelated subjects need serious discussion.
Hitler joined the Socialist Worker's Party (sounds 'left-wing' to me!) and centralized powers over schooling, businesses, private property and personal liberties including rights to bear arms. His firearm registration, while licensing gun owners, eventually led to gun confiscation that eliminated individual defense of businesses, homes and personal property.
The left-wing goal of gun-control is a Democratic Party priority. Their gun registration and owner licensing schemes, while expanding many other government controls, are forever linked with policies that made the holocaust and also all other modern genocides possible. Genocide can't exist without first disarming the people. (Not counting abortion, which also links Hitler's pro-death policies to the left-wing and Democratic Party platform.)
In contrast, the right-wing and the Republican Party platform call for defending the right to bear arms (and the right to life), as well as protecting personal property rights and limiting government. These are right-wing basics and are the exact opposite of the left's sincerest beliefs.
Calls for licensing gun owners neglect the fact that the right to bear arms is a constitutional right and shouldn't be licensed any more than freedom of speech or religion. Driving cars isn't a constitutional right and thus can be regulated or licensed. If gun-controllers honestly want to eliminate guns they should try repealing the second amendment instead of undermining our entire bill of rights.
If guns are outlawed, vulnerable citizens can still depend on the protection of left-wing government programs, or is that pogroms? Oh, did I mention that Hitler was a left-winger?
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