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First They Came for the Veterans . . .

Government promises to do for we-the-people (via Obamacare) what it has done for Veterans and Senior Citizens. Yikes!

U.S. Navy, Lt. Commander (Ret.) Michael Young, of Bellefonte, Pa., bows his head during a Veterans Day ceremony outside the Centre County Courthouse, in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Americans are commemorating the service and sacrifice of military service members this Veterans Day. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MAGS OUT MANDATORY CREDIT

First they came for the Veterans’ benefits.

They said, “Because you no longer protect or serve, we’re cutting your pensions, your benefits, and closing your commissaries.

The Veterans asked, “What about the promises you made?”

They were told, “Your country is running out of money."

The Veterans said, “If that is true, why do illegals receive welfare and food stamps?”

They were told: “That’s not your concern. Just trust us. We’ll do the right thing. Your government will take care of you.”

They lied.

Americans (who were not Veterans) didn’t stand up and speak out and so . . .

THEY CAME FOR the medical care of sick and wounded Veterans.

A new proposal from the Department of Veterans Affairs would require disabled veterans to file an official claim application to start an already daunting process. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)   (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)

They said, “Take a number and wait.”

The Veterans asked, “What about the promises you made?”

They were told. “Your country is running out of money."

The Veterans said, “If that is true, why do VA administrators receive bonuses while we wait and die without receiving medical care?

They were told, “That’s not your concern. Be patient. Fill out the forms. Just trust us. We’ll do the right thing. Your government will take care of you.”

They lied.

Americans (who were not Veterans in need of medical care) didn’t stand up and speak out and so . . .

THEY CAME FOR Social Security benefits.

DORAL, FL - DECEMBER 10:  Virgilio Marquina and other protesters rally together outside the office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on December 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida. The protesters are hoping that Senators like Rubio will not cut medicare/social security benefits and will agree to raise taxes on the top 2% of earners in the country. Credit: Getty Images Virgilio Marquina and other protesters rally together outside the office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on December 10, 2012 in Doral, Florida. The protesters are hoping that Senators like Rubio will not cut medicare/social security benefits and will agree to raise taxes on the top 2% of earners in the country. Credit: Getty Images

They said to the Senior Citizens, “Because you no longer contribute to the greater good, you will not receive a cost of living increase.

The Senior Citizens replied, “But, we worked, followed the rules, and placed our money into the Social Security Fund lockbox. You agreed to guard our contributions. Instead, you 'borrowed' our money and never repaid it.”

They were told, “Your country is running out of money.”

The senior citizens asked, “If that is true, why do able-bodied adults, who chose not to work, receive increased entitlements?”

They said. “That’s not your concern. Just trust us. We’ll do the right thing. Your government will take care of you.”

They lied.

Americans (who were not Senior Citizens) didn’t stand up and speak out and so . . .

THEY CAME FOR everyone’s healthcare.

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They said, “Every Citizen will buy government-mandated health insurance, or pay a fine, or go to jail.”

The Citizens protested, “We like our doctors and our medical providers. We have adequate health insurance coverage with premiums we can afford.”

They were told, “Under the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare), you’ll save money, keep your healthcare, your doctor, and your insurance plan.”

They lied.

The Citizens protested again, “80 percent of Americans do not want unqualified bureaucrats to control one-sixth of the country’s economy, and mismanaging the healthcare of every man, woman, and child in our country.”

They were told, “Your elected Democrats voted Obamacare into law for your own good. Don’t worry. The Payment Services Advisory Board (Death Panel) will ration healthcare fairly to all.

The Citizens asked, “If that is true, why does government give special preference to members of congress, unions, illegals, feminists, Muslims, Planned Parenthood, and teachers’ unions? But not to Christians, Jews, patriots, and conservative groups?”

They were told. “That’s not your concern. Just trust us. We’ll do the right thing. What we, your government, did for Veterans and Senior Citizens, we’ll do for you.”

They told the truth.

Because Americans had remained silent when government broke their promises, the Progressive Socialist Machine became more empowered, seized control of media and the internet so that . . . no one could stand up and speak out against them.

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P.S. Additional political stories are available in my FREE book download "Uncle SCAM Wants Your Money and Your Country." Use these stories to help you begin conversations with the less-aware people in your universe. Like Glenn Beck recommends: “entertain first, enlighten second.”

Feature Image: AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark

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