" 'Extremism' is a word deliberately chosen for its vagueness and used by intellectual slobs who are too desperate, sneaky or lazy to say exactly what they mean. Its only purpose is to deliberately try to confuse the difference between people who are extremely good (usually because of devotion to their principles) with people who are extremely bad. The sleazeballs who use this supposedly scary, yet undefined word are not only trying to smear people of conviction and integrity, but they're also trying to divert attention away from the fact that they are obviously not people of principle themselves."
Rick Gaber
Libertarian writer
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 -- R. Sherron, Raleigh     
    Liberals come to mind as perfect examples.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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    Right on! I am SO tired of fear-mongering headlines about 'extremists' & 'radicals'. The jargon used to condition people into agreeing upon a common enemy, is constantly bombarding us. Compromise is the weapon against principle, and every trick in the book is used to get us to trade our liberty for so-called protection. How many times have we been told to 'trust us' and lower our guard, only to find ourselves even more beholden and worse off than before?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    I'm sorry, but it's a silly quote - inverted snobbery!
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the US     
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    Extremism is used today by religious patrons of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land to describe anyone that would not be more extreme than them in defending their belief system. Those today that would choose life, liberty, the laws of nature and of nature's God, inalienable rights, laissez-faire economics and prosperity are called extremists.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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