Go watch Naomi Wolf Celebrated Author of "The End of America". Scary story about the history of how fascism began in democracies in history, identifies the specific steps, and you'll recognize, from Nazi Germany to Pinochet's Chile. Then ties that together with what is happening today in America. I'm certainly going to be buying the book.
Conservatives are working to stop these losses via the American Freedom Agenda.
Liberals (yes, I'm proud of the word) urge the same goals at the American Freedom Campaign.