A call to fight rising authoritarianism on the left and right, in 2022 and beyond

Source: Orange County Register
by Veronique de Rugy

“At the eve of a new year, it’s traditional to make a resolution or two. I have no such list for myself or others, but I do have a wish. For 2022 and beyond, I wish that all of us who still cherish liberal values will band together to oppose the worrisome rise of authoritarianism around the world. For decades, those inclined toward free markets have focused on authoritarianism coming from the political left. We have spared no energy denouncing and opposing it. We’ve rightfully been concerned about the push to centralize more power in the hands of federal governments and to increase the scope and size of all government. … This fight should continue. However, it’s time to be equally harsh toward those on the Right who want to use state power to control individuals’ choices and destroy those with whom they disagree.” (12/30/21)

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/12/30/a-call-to-fight-rising-authoritarianism-on-the-left-and-right-in-2022-and-beyond/