By John Sykes
“Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue”
So defining Ryan as extreme is an interesting scare tactic -- and one that might be extended in the days to come. Here are some other positions that the committed left media consider extreme:
--If you believe in traditional marriage should be kept as the exclusive standard, you are not only extreme; you are a homophobe.
--If you believe all Americans should pay less in taxes, you are greedy and an anti-poor extremist.
--If you believe the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to buy and possess guns, you are promoting violence in an extreme way.
--If you believe the government has a duty to combat overseas terrorists without giving them constitutional protections, you are an extreme anti-human rights individual.
--If you believe abortion is the taking of a human life, you are an anti-woman extremist.
--If you support securing the nation's borders and regulating immigration, you are anti-Hispanic.
The list goes on and on…
This is now where we are in American politics. If Ryan's reform vision will harm Americans, let's hear some specifics. So far, under Obama, we have a sluggish economy, high employment and record debt. Sounds harmful to me.
But then again, I'm an extremist.