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Rep. Peter King- Finding Radicals or Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

"Or Wheres Waldo"

In the aftermath of the House of Representatives opening hearings on radical Islam and the US Senates hearings on Muslim civil rights we are still left with the problem defined by Chairman King, how do we find the radical?

With regards to the Senate hearings, if we even need to have a hearing on whether there is a prejudice against a group of people rest assured there is.

How do we define the radical that is dangerous to our way of life?

Foremost the term itself is as subjective as one can get. Galileo in his time was also radical. Understood this way it is not just the militant but the thinker outside the box, or norm. This kind of thought was what our country was founded on, and offered protection to.

To get to the radical we need to define what the norm is. As a radical example the Civil Rights Movement was for the KKK as anti-American and anti-Exceptionalist as could be fathomed. For that type of group that is the reasonable assumption from the group norm.

Depending on what values are held we have very different views on radical and the norm for our society.

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Mike Huckabee is an example of the norm;

Right Wing Watch's Kyle Mantyla captured the most outrageous endorsement yet. Introduced by David Barton, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK)     HUCKABEE: I don't know anyone in America who is a more effective communicator [than David Barton.] I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced -- at gun point no less -- to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. : All Americans Should Be Forced at Gunpoint to Listen to David Barton.- Rediscover America Conference   [1]

On a recent trip to Israel in support of the Israeli settlements and his presidential aspirations Michael   Huckabee compared stopping the building of settlements to a Christian in the USA being told where to live, he just could not understand it.

  I myself would ask this Baptist minister why he would tell the Christian local population they need to move because they are Palestinian. Does he know our faith started here?

This is the norm.

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A great book to help find radicals is George W. Bush"s memoir, "Decision Points." Clearly written it shows the justification for the deaths of over a million people and the torture of many. It also shows what radicals are from the position of the norm.

This also is the societal norm.

"Known and Unknown"   by Donald Rumsfeld also sheds light on the norm and supports the former presidents position and written by the man who legalized and popularized that beneficial nutrient Aspertame, that is saying something.

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