Washington, June 27 (ANI): Sarah Palin has showered praise on an article that likens President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.
In a message on her Twitter page, the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate has encouraged her supporters to read the article comparing the BP escrow fund to Nazism.
"This is about the rule of law vs. an unconstitutional power grab," the Politico quoted Palin as saying in her tweet, urging her followers to "Read Thomas Sowell's article."
The article Palin points to was published on Monday and alikens Obama to Hitler, saying the U.S. president is stripping away the freedom of his citizens without mass protest.
"When Adolf Hitler was building up the Nazi movement in the 1920s, leading up to his taking power in the 1930s, he deliberately sought to activate people who did not normally pay much attention to politics," wrote Sowell.
"In our times, American democracy is being dismantled piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it," he added.
Sowell then wrote that Obama is exceeding his legal authority by creating the 20 billion dollar fund, designed to pay claims for damages resulting from the ongoing oil spill off the Gulf Coast. "Just where in the Constitution of the United States does it say that a president has the authority to extract vast sums of money from a private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation? Nowhere," wrote the conservative columnist.
"And yet that is precisely what is happening with a 20 billion dollar fund to be provided by BP to compensate people harmed by their oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."
Sowell also compares the American public under Obama to the "useful idiots" who followed Lenin's creation of the Soviet Union.
The Democratic National Committee seized on the remarks, blasting a story highlighting Palin's tweet.
Liberal groups also expressed outrage over Palin's endorsement of the story. (ANI)