January 20, 2013
Flashback: Palin Predicts Obama Admin. Using Health Care to Curb Second Amendment Rights
Hat tip: Breitbart
On August 1, 2009--just seven months into President Barack Obama's first term--former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin predicted Obama would attempt to leverage health care to "take away" the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
In a speech to National Rifle Association members in Anchorage, Alaska, Palin said Americans should be "wary" of this "tie-in" because Obama would attempt to "take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan":
And by the way, [with] health care being so big in D.C. right now, be wary when some kind of tie-in occurs. Because it will crop up: a tie-in with guns in an attempt to take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan. You know that this is coming--that the two issues will somehow crop up and they'll be tied together. So we have to be very wary of that.
More than three years after Palin's warning, Obama has now issued 23 Executive Orders that make the former governor's forecast seem prophetic in linking ObamaCare with gun control.