President Obama came to power in the same fashion as Adolf Hitler, says WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah. Even though Farah claims he is not likening Hitler to Obama, he goes on to write an entire column comparing Obama with the German dictator:
It’s not unprecedented that failing republics dumb down eligibility requirements for the presidency. It’s not unprecedented that failing republics ignore or obscure eligibility requirements for the presidency. It’s not unprecedented that failing republics make tragic mistakes in permitting non-qualified candidates to serve in the presidency.
It happened in 1932 in Germany with a candidate named Adolf Hitler.
In fact, this tragedy, which resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of innocents and the utter destruction of the German republic, is documented in the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas.
We learn that on March 13, 1932, the day the German national election was being held to determine who would be president, “Nazi rowdies rode around in the backs of trucks with megaphones, stirring things up. A month earlier Hitler was found ineligible to run since he was born and reared in Austria. But this problem was strenuously shoved through a loophole, and he would run after all.”
On Jan. 30, 1933, Hitler became the democratically elected president of Germany.
Imagine how the course of history might have been changed had that “loophole” not been found – if the German people, political elite and media elite had held firm to their constitution that required presidents to be German-born when Hitler clearly was not.
I can almost visualize the reaction to what I am saying here: “Farah is comparing Obama to Hitler!”
No, I am not.
Hitler is in a unique historical class of tyrants and fiends and mass murderers. There’s Hitler and Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong. Together they are responsible for the deaths of more than 100 million people.
For perspective, Obama has merely contributed to the economic and moral degradation of the greatest country on earth.
I use the Hitler illustration only to demonstrate there are real-world consequences to bending the rules in constitutional republics for political expediency.
That’s what happened in Germany in 1932.
It is happening again in America in the 21st century.