Over the past several weeks, I have grown increasingly impressed by the President’s determination, in the face of daunting public opposition, to press on with enacting his plan for government-run healthcare. Notwithstanding a growing number of angry Americans who clearly do not want the national experiment that is this plan, this President appears resolute. I am reminded of the words of a noted historian:
“Like many of the revolutionaries and conquerors of history, from Alexander to Napoleon to Stalin, he was a foreigner among his countrymen. There is surely a psychological link between this sense of being an outsider and the readiness to employ a whole nation as material for wild and expansive projects, even to the point of destroying the nation.”
Excerpt from: Hitler by Joachim C. Fest. (New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1974), p.14.