Re: The Reality of Red State Fascism
I have never cared much for Lew. We agree, but I think his style is over the top. This was an interesting article, though.
I completely agree that 1994 was a coup of sorts and that it was short lived. But, the problems are far more deeply rooted than the recent tragedies. We elect Representatives on their politics (etc.), but we only re-elect them every two years if they get us enough pork. This may be oversimplified, but at the very least a rookie Rep. needs to get at least the same amount as those before them.. So, a good libertarian is not going to get re-elected very often without giving into some big government. So, you have a group of Republicans who want to remain in office. The President Clinton thing blows up and the right has a new calling card, Christianity.
It is also important to note that President Bush has surrounded himself with NeoCons. I think this is very dangerous, because they make no bones about their hawkish, big government, deficit running, style. This certainly has not helped.
I completely agree that war leads to more statist tendencies and that might even be the right thing to do. But, imho the problem runs deeper than reacting to crisis and change can and will only start at the state level and that is where Libertarians and Constitutionalist need to really pick up the pace.