Hey, Big Government Advocate, why don't you google "Kitty Werthmann" and read a little about her life in Austria in 1938...
An excerpt about government controlling business:
"We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it."
I praise Susan's dignity after this unfortunate event... I believe the sincerity of Robert's apology. I WILL contribute to Robert's legal defense fund if the bureaucrats get out of hand. This is a matter between people.
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