The Patriot Act VS The Nazi Enabling Act
USA Patriot Act and the Nazi Enabling Act
This article makes comparisons between our 'Patriot' Act and a similar act passed in Nazi Germany shortly after their Reichstag fire, an event eerily similar to our 9/11. Anyone else find it amazing that the patriot was passed a month and a half after 9/11? Aside from just writing the 342 pages, I couldn't even come up with an acronym spelling 'Patriot' in that time!
Patriot Act = Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001
On March 23, 1933, the newly elected members of the Reichstag met in the Kroll Opera House in Berlin to consider passing HitlerÃ‚Â´s "ErmÃƒÂ¤chtigungsgesetz". The "Enabling Act" was officially called the Ã‚Â´Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.Ã‚Â´
Opponents to the bill argued that if it was passed, it would end democracy in Germany and establish a legal dictatorship of Adolf Hitler. To soften resistance to the passing of the Enabling Act, the Nazis secretly caused confusion in order to create an atmosphere in which the law seem necessary to restore order.
On February 27, 1933, Nazis burned the Reichstag building, and a seat of the German government, causing frenzy and outrage. They successfully blamed the fire on the Communists, and claimed it marked the beginning of a widespread terrorism and unrest threatening the safety of the German "Homeland."