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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Brooks House Floor Speech: History Confirms Socialism Evils in Germany

April 2, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) gave a House Floor speech in which he cited the economic history of Germany’s Socialist experiment to confirm that Socialism is the mortal enemy of Free Enterprise and that Socialism inevitably replaces freedom, liberty and economic prosperity with government dictatorship, poverty, and death.

 

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Full text of Congressman Brooks’ speech follows:

Mr. Speaker, for 75 years, America has been the greatest nation in world history.

America’s standard of living is envied by most.

America’s military is unmatched. 

America is a beacon of freedom for all.

Unfortunately, America’s foundational principles are under attack, not by a foreign foe, but from within our own country! 

Socialist Democrats oppose the rule of law that is essential to peace and prosperity by supporting open border policies that consume hundreds of billions in tax dollars and kill tens of thousands of Americans each year.

Socialist Democrat spending sprees put America $22 Trillion in debt, thus risking a debilitating national insolvency and bankruptcy.

Socialist Democrats support dictatorial and guaranteed to fail Socialism over the free enterprise economy that has created our prosperity.

If the Mueller Report is accurate, for two years Socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies used the Big Lie Propaganda Tactic to undermine our elections’ legitimacy and falsely accuse President Trump of colluding with Russia. 

History’s most famous, evil and horrific use of Big Lie Tactics is by the National Socialist German Workers Party, or Nazis, for short.

Not surprisingly, Socialist Democrats and their fake news media allies recently objected to my quoting Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf to explain what the Big Lie Propaganda Tactic is and how horrific the consequences can be for those seduced by it. Germany’s Socialist Party’s Big Lie killed tens of millions of people in the holocaust and World War II, making it the most horrific and deadly Big Lie in history!

Also, not surprisingly, today’s Socialists try to revise history by falsely claiming the Nazis were not Socialists. Bunk!

Mr. Speaker, America can either learn from history or be doomed to repeat it!

By way of background, freedom and liberty are the essence of free enterprise, wherein supply and demand market forces determine which goods and services are offered and at what prices. Citizens who produce goods and services better, faster or cheaper thrive.

And everyone benefits from that. 

Conversely, Socialism is the mortal enemy of free enterprise. Socialist economies reject liberty, freedom and market forces, artificially dictate economic activity and determine which businesses and industries prosper, and which don’t. 

In a fully Socialist economy, government owns and controls all means of production.

So, was Germany’s Socialist Party socialist?

Its founders thought so because they called themselves Socialists.

They certainly acted like Socialists. Germany’s Socialist Party’s foundational 25 point platform[1] stated in part:

Plank 13: [Quote] “We demand the nationalization of all (previous) associated industries (trusts).”

Plank 14: [Quote] “We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.” 

Plank 16: [Quote] “We demand the . . .  immediate communalization of the great warehouses.”

Plank 17: [Quote] “We demand a land reform . . . for the free expropriation of land for the purposes of public utility.”       

Communalization. Land seizure without compensation. Nationalization and government ownership of industry. Those are all Socialist policies! 

Further, the German Socialist Party hated capitalism and free enterprise.

Nazi propaganda posters stated, [quote] “The maintenance of a rotten industrial system has nothing to do with nationalism. I can love Germany and hate capitalism.”[2]

Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels wrote that, [quote] “in the final analysis … it would be better for us to go down with Bolshevism than live in eternal slavery under capitalism.”[3]

Mr. Speaker, Germany’s Socialist Nazis are a heinous example of the marriage between Big Lie Propaganda Tactics and Socialism. But they are not alone. 

Soviet Union and Chinese-style Socialism also subjugated or exterminated tens of millions of people.

Mr. Speaker, America must learn from history. Socialism must lose, and Free Enterprise must win, if America is to remain a free, prosperous and great nation.    

 

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[1] http://www.hitler.org/writings/programme/; For somewhat different German to English translations of the National Socialist German Workers Party’s 25 point program, see also: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/25points.htm; http://www.public.asu.edu/~acichope/The%2025%20Point%20Program%20of%20NSDAP.pdf, citing Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume IV Office of the United States Chief Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality Washington, DC : United States Government Printing Office, 1946 (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/25points.html); and the like.

[2] Bendersky, Joseph W. A History of Nazi Germany: 1919-1945. 2nd ed. Burnham Publishers, 2000. pp. 58–59.

[3] Citing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism#Anti-capitalism which cites Anthony Read, The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle, 1st American ed. New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. p. 142