Thursday, March 4, 2010

Austrian Kitty Werthmann's Warning to America

The author of the following article, Kitty Werthmann, grew up in Austria and lived through the Hitler regime both before and after WWII, and the suppression of human rights and freedom by the Nazi Party. She moved to the USA and became a citizen in 1962. She is 83 years old and lives in Pierre , South Dakota where she has written and spoken extensively about the danger of loosing our freedoms. The following article is one of many that she has written.

...Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:

...Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna .. After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone.. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income...

...“Mercy Killing” Redefined:

In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia...

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Bart Stupak: Sidebar Bill Could Cut Abortion in Health Care, Prospect Unlikely

Rep. Bart Stupak, the leading pro-life Democrat in the House, said in an interview with MSNBC today that pro-life Democrats are holding fast against the Senate health care bill. He also mentioned the possibility of a sidebar bill that could cut abortion in health care but its prospects seem unlikely at best.

With President Barack Obama and pro-abortion Democrats moving ahead with their reconciliation plan to push the pro-abortion Senate health care bill, all eyes are on pro-life Democrats like Stupak and others.

He confirmed today that there are enough votes from pro-life Democrats to potentially kill the bill -- something everyone in the abortion debate is closely watching.

"It's accurate to say there are at least 12 of us who voted for healthcare that have indicated to the speaker and others that unless you change this language, we will vote against it," Stupak told MSNBC.

With the reconciliation process not able to stop the abortion funding in the Senate health care bill, Stupak said there is only one other idea House Speaker Nancy Pelosi can run with that would salvage the 13-15 votes changing from yes to no because of abortion funding.