I had a young far-left woman ask me to define "fascism". I told her to look it up in the dictionary. But I began wondering if she'd been taught to use one or if it would have been helpful. I decided to help her so I checked it out.
Webster Defines Fascism as a Right-Wing System of Government
I picked up my Webster and sure enough, it says "an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization. (In general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice...." Our research into totalitarian governments has taught us that form of government is closely aligned with the far-left and Nazism.
Okay. I have a problem with Webster’s definition. I've mentioned previously that I've been collecting old history books. Pre-1950 is my criteria, so I pulled out “America: Its History and People” by Faulkner & Kepner. On page 351 they define Fascism as "an anti-liberal (think Communism or Socialism), which has been called a ‘dictatorship of capitalism’ under the supreme authority of the state.”
Now back to Webster, "right wing" is defined as "the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system" while a history text books defines it as a “dictatorship of capitalism”.
Noah Webster is probably rolling over in his grave. The last time I checked, we were still a Constitutional Republic. In fact, it seemed to work quite well when the states united under the US Constitution individually elected, through the Electoral College, the sitting President of the United States of America.
America's System of Government
Our dual system of government that delegates certain duties to the federal government and others to the states is one of the protections our founding fathers created, with the help of God, to keep us safe from REAL FASCISM. Further, they created three branches of government to keep all the power out of the hands of a single individual or group of individuals. They left the states free to develop their own systems of government.
The “intolerant views or practices” part is way out of left field.... literally. Our friends on the left slipped that one in for their own benefit, especially since they seem to be the ones who are attempting to define "intolerant" for the rest of us.
Forcing their will on us is, in fact, their fascist approach to creating disorder and disharmony. I have another word I think they should look up. It’s "sedition" against a well thought out Constitution designed to protect their right to rebel. They need to recognize that we have the right to decide they're wrong.
So next time someone calls Trump a fascist, I hope you'll enlighten him or her, because if you don't, who will? And if we don't educate our fellow Americans about the Truth, we risk losing the very thing that protects the rights of those who would do us harm.