We always talk about the political spectrum in terms of the Right and Left. And we normally associate the far Left with Communists and the far Right with Fascists and Dictators. This puts the moderates or centrists in the middle of the spectrum. But this is not accurate at all.
More accurately the Left is total government. This includes Communism, Socialism, Nazism, Fascism, Princes, Potentates, Dictators, Kings, and host of others. And on the Right is no government at all. The further right wing you go the smaller government gets until it doesn’t exist on the far Right.
Toward the middle, but more Right than Left, is a type of government limited to it’s proper role of protecting the rights of the people.
The Republican Party is in the middle Right as is the Tea Party. Libertarians are more right wing than either of these two political groups.
The Democratic Party in the United States has moved further and further Left in the last 50 years that they truly favor government control over every day life. Praising Socialist and Communist ideas and agendas.