An editorial comic from a 1934 edition of the Chicago Tribune, during FDR's New Deal attempt at nationalizing America. How prescient, for is there any better illustration (pun intended) of what today's government is doing to our way of life? A planned economy surely is planned destruction, all the better for more government takeovers. After all, can't waste a good crisis, now can we?
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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." 

George Santayana, The Life of Reason Vol. 1, 1905