Moderation vs. Extremism (a different perspective)

When the Iowa Caucus revealed that George W. Bush won a majority, there seemed to be a collective sigh of relief that the right-wing extremists were defeated.

That is not the case though. If you add the numbers of Gary Bauer, Pat Buchanan, Alan Keyes and Dan Quayle, clearly the collective voice of conservatives… the total is almost 25%, putting them second behind George W.

This doesn’t even take into consideration the “right-wingers” who voted for the top three vote getters. So in reality, the right-wing was well represented, which dispels the idea of extremism.

While liberals applaud moderation, they should be reminded of someone who said, “Though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist… I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label.” He goes on to list other extremists in history, Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, Abraham Lincoln. And he himself wrote these words from jail when his fellow, moderate clergymen tried to rebuke him for his extremism.

This man was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his extremist views changed the course of history.

So this is Nina May challenging moderation.