Comment 28431

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted February 03, 2009 at 21:46:45

Highwater, fascist: 1. 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.

2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control.

My views... small government, individual liberty, less regulation, private property rights, labour freedom, free market.

Ryan et al views... big government, extensive regulations on business and individuals, top down management on large sectors of the economy, including education and health, outright denial of vital medical services to those who aren't willing to play by the "system", extensive controls on labour, capital flow and trade, majority rule.

Which viewpoint most closely matches the definition of a fascist?

Furthermore, my quote... "Greed was the unstated principle this city was founded upon and it will also be the way back, as soon as we get rid of voices like Ryan and the rest of the central planners." simply states the truth. There is no reference to force, or to government assistance to shut someone up, only a hope that views held by Ryan and yourselves will be driven from public discourse. I am sure you feel the same way about my views, which is what a free society is all about. If it hurts your feelings that I think your views are misguided and destructive, that's okay, but to call me a fascist, only makes you look more extreme than you already do.

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