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Liberal Fascism

Posted by Reid on April 12, 2008

This is an excellent review and commentary of what is going on with the American Left, it is dangerous. I hope more people will read this book and understand what the problems really are

Liberal Fascism

by Bernard Chapin

Should fascism come it will arrive with a happy face and a smile — hence the cover — as our Nanny Staters will trample any person or family who gets in the way of their keeping us all safe . . . safe from ourselves and our liberties. Who are the fascists among us? How about those folks wanting to proscribe the use of IPods while crossing a street or those who wish to ban outdoor smoking and transfats? We’d all be better off if such power freaks found religion and began worshipping at the church of minding their own business.

Politically, the Democratic Party is the party of the state although many Republicans such as George W. Bush — recall his Oprahesque line: “when somebody hurts government has got to move” — are chock full of statist impulses. All of these mundane warriors fail to comprehend the value of Thomas Jefferson’s timeless edict, “a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.”

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