Re: The Reality of Red State Fascism
When you get past the fascist name calling, there are some kernels of truth in the article. As Ravenlord noted, the state tends to grow anytime there is a war, and usually does not then return to its former size once the war is over.
Unfortunately, a strong military is a necessity, and that requires some centralization in authority. I wish we still had the situation that prevailed for roughly a century between 1815 and 1914 where there was no grave foreign threat to America and we could safely maintain a very small standing military.
Whenever conservatives and Republicans support any expansion in federal control and power, they should first ask themselves if they would still support the expansion if Hillary Clinton was president and the Democrats controlled congress.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."