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Bush administration is not fascist

Dear Editor,

Twice recently there have been letters to the editor that insinuate that the current administration in Washington is a fascist-oriented right-wing conspiracy to take control of the entire world.

One could almost laugh about such statements except for the fact that they are so dangerous in their underlying philosophy. And I think most rational-thinking Americans know what that philosophy is and why it is so dangerous.

That philosophy is born in hatred. Hatred so consuming that it results in people making irrational statements and claims.

If you wish to believe the definition that left-wing political scientists give to fascism, so be it. I prefer the definition given by the dictionary.

Fascism: A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

Sounds more like Saddam Hussein to me. Besides, if one really believes those leftist views, one can always leave this country and live in, say, Cuba or North Korea. Or one could just vote in the next election.

You could not do any of those things under true fascism.

God Bless America.

Bob Anderson

Glenwood Springs

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