The Proper Analogy
In an effort to prove Jane's Law (“The devotees of the party out of power are insane.”), some of my fellow wingnuts have been comparing the proposed health-care reforms to Hitler's policies. There's a much better analogy, even if we stick to German history: It resembles Bismarck's policies on social insurance.
On the other hand, those policies made it possible for the Nazis to control Germany's doctors …
There are many potential government policies that should be opposed, not because they are evil in themselves, but because they will make it easier to adopt evil policies later.