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megimoo
11-29-2009, 10:01 PM
This article may be long, but it is worth it because if we won't learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. Praise God for those who are willing to teach us from their experiences.

This is a story by Kitty Werthmann, a woman from Austria who believes America is truly the greatest country in the world, and does not want us to lose our freedoms they way other people lost theirs.
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What I am about to tell you is something youíve probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide Ė 98% of the vote. Iíve never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force. In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didnít want to work; there simply werenít any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people Ė about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna, Linz, and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.

We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didnít have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

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.

http://www.examiner.com/x-25060-Fort-Worth-Christianity--Culture-Examiner~y2009m11d29-America-Truly-is-the-Greatest-Country-in-the-World--Dont-Let-Freedom-Slip-Away
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Big Guy
11-29-2009, 10:41 PM
Wow, I had no idea how Austria was taken into Hitlerís control.

There are so many similarities in what went on there and what is happening here now. Gun control, taking religion out of schools, government controlled health care, government control over the family unit as a whole.
It is time to stand up, vote, and get other like minded people to vote. The time is at hand, stand up, speak out and vote.

FeebMaster
11-30-2009, 12:13 AM
Too late.

Eagle
11-30-2009, 07:24 PM
Should that headline state that the United States is the greatest country in the world? America is the whole western hemosphere. Just asking.