First of all let's start out with the definition of authoritarian:
1. favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.
Notice the part about the government. That's kinda important.
b)If you're trying to silence the left publicly declaring racist, sexist, bigotry, and homophobic acts as such, then you're the one seeking an authoritarian solution.
b) If you dislike the 10th Amendment, take your issues up with the founding fathers.
Conservatives are insane conformists who want everyone to be a good old boy toting a gun and complaining about imaginary communists in the "Council on Foriegn Relations". Conservatives will take the most evil capitalist elite that wants to control the whole world and capitalize on human suffering and call them communists. I think this perverse streak in conservatives makes them "insane" and therefore illogical and impossible to discuss anything with. They also think the media is against them, when its clear the mass media is against almost everyone else.
A majority of Americans thinks that people should be held without trial for decades without any legally exercisable right to disagree with their captivity (hallmark of the Bill of Rights). They can be set free 12 years later if it turns out they had no terrorist connections or knowledge. Basically everyone outside the left believes that.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.