We live in a post-truth era. In this secular age, truth is determined, not by any objective criteria, but is a social construct arbitrarily defined by a subjective community preference. But having no objective truth to look to, all that's left is power. Instead of having common ideals, this has only given rise to clans and blood feuds, as we are now witnessing. Whoever has the most power wins, which is the early signal for an authoritarian state.
Once we set aside the obvious truth that man is inherently evil, we will increasingly abandon the rule of law, the separation of powers and limited government. And by removing restraints on government, we are creating the very conditions that even secularism claims to fear .. Fascism and other forms of authoritarian government, the elevation of will over law, which requires concentrated and unconstrained state power. Thus, genuine anti-fascism opposes the expansion and consolidation of government power, and by this measure limited constitutional government (flawed as it may be because of human nature) is one of the most successful anti-authoritarian systems of government ever established. It rightly recognizes human limitations and sin. Above all else, the Founders feared arbitrary power. This fear was rooted in knowledge of history, human nature, revelation and their experiences with self-government and the British.
Secularists now wrongly presuppose (against all evidence to the contrary) that human beings are morally progressing and as if by fiat they can reach some kind of utopian society which will transcend the current inequalities. This is delusional. As long as human beings, in their pride, uphold such high views about themselves, they are attempting to replace God and will build a new Tower of Babel. While we are indeed called to work energetically to fight injustices, yet without God and His revealed will, we will only end up creating a grossly unjust world where one set of human beings forcefully enslave the rest.
Of course, limited government and rights such as free speech do not guarantee perfection (given what human nature what it is), but it puts restraints on power. As we all know our country has its dark periods, but the system put in place the capacity to right wrongs. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Free speech ....of all rights, is the dread of tyrants." But Socialism and Fascism (both cut from the same cloth) are not about redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor but about redistributing power from citizens to the state. Sadly the Leviathan of the administrative state is already so bloated in our country that we may have already reached the point of no return. But take heed, my friend, the government can't save you, but will only increasingly compound our problems. Mark these words - nothing more expensive than what the government calls free. Trust in Christ, mankind's only hope.