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Letter: Reader believes Mencken was right

By R.G. Dieter, Brewster

President Obama said “I will transform America” in his campaign speeches. How true that statement was, as he is changing America from a free-enterprise country to a socialized nation. Obama was taking a clue from Lenin doctrines. Lenin said, “Socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialized state.” Lenin also said in another speech, “Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialized state.”

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When Rep. John Dingle, Michigan Democrat, was asked about the Affordable Care Act, his statement was, “It takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to control the people. Really?

H.L. Mencken, who was an editorialist for the Baltimore Evening Sun, wrote in 1920: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard” and “On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.” Today we have a psychological narcissist in the White House who would like to govern by presidential edict.