In this interview with 60 Minutes before he became President, Ronald Reagan could only have been more prophetic about the future of government in this country if he had literally stated, "Make sure you watch this during mid-2014, because it will blow your mind, given what the state of the country will be."
In the course of the interview, he said:
And what is Fascism? Fascism is private ownership, private enterprise, but total government control and regulation. Well, isn't this the liberal philosophy?
The conservative, so-called, is the one that says 'less government, get off my back, get out of my pocket, and let me have more control of my own destiny.'
Reagan's words are very provocative, especially as our federal government tries to take more and more control of our way of life - in areas ranging from healthcare to gun control to how we use our own land. And the more regulations Washington shoves our way, the harder it is for the average American to get ahead.
When laws start making people poorer and more reliable on government rather than increasing their freedoms and opportunities, something isn't right; Reagan's warning that liberal policies would lead to a fascist government is eerily coming to fruition. The only question is: What are we doing to stop it?