Saturday, November 19, 2016

Staking out the Center

I named this blog "Center of the Nation" because (a) I'm physically located near the center of the nation and (b) I believe the Libertarian Party should be the party of choice for centrist citizens who are disgusted by the rude partisan politics of loony left Democrats and wacko right Republicans. Why do we allow the extremists of the left and right to take turns in control of the U.S. goverment? The Libertarian Party should be the haven for those centrists who believe in individual freedom and abhor government meddling in everyday life.

That word "fascism" is thrown about freely by both extremes to define the other. What is fascism? Merriam Webster defines it as, "a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition." For those left wingers who accuse Tea Partiers of being fascists, people are starting to notice that supposedly-inclusive and tolerant "Progressives" also show some fascist tendencies with their actions to suppress dissent and free expression.

Neither side fits the definition perfectly, but I can see a bit of both of them in there.

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