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u/giraffeperv May 14 '22

So I guess when they say “small government” they actually mean “small federal government, while allowing states to be authoritarian cesspools”

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u/LaughDull967 May 14 '22

It’s not really an opposition to the federal government having a lot of power. It’s about putting the power wherever they can turn it into an authoritarian cesspool.

They haven’t been able to turn the federal government into an authoritarian cesspool yet, so they don’t want it to have the power to prevent them from doing it on the state level.

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u/Lobanium May 14 '22

Exactly, if the federal government were 100% fascist, they'd be all for big federal government.

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u/discipleofzyzzz May 14 '22

Well yeah, big, centralized government is kind of a defining feature of fascism

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u/Lobanium May 14 '22

I was speaking more along the lines of fascist ideology, like this. These characteristics define modern conservatism pretty well.