|As someone who serves as a missionary in Mexico, I frequently find myself in different churches around the country. It is always interesting to me to hear the hopes and concerns of Christians in the USA regarding their faith, family, life, and more recently, politics.|
It should come as no secret to anyone that a sizable majority of the evangelical Christian world in America is concerned about the direction of our nation.
To many, President Barack Obama is putting this country on a path to destruction. He is seen not as a principled liberal, but more often, as a dangerous leftist/socialist/fascist, determined to undermine everything that made this country great.
Barack Obama is, in the words of quite a few folks, an extremist.
I have been thinking about that a lot lately. But not as it relates to Obama. I have been wondering what someone on the extreme right looks like.
If President Obama is the embodiment of the extreme radical leftwing of the Democratic Party, what does the other side of the coin look like? Or, put another way, what does the extreme radical rightwing of the Republican Party look like?
Logically, one would have to agree that any viewpoint taken to some ideological extreme could be seen as a radical, dangerous point of view. So maybe some of you more conservative readers could help me out here.
I am not looking for any Barack Bashing. I am looking for some reasonable thoughts on what would be considered rightwing extremism, and some examples of people currently espousing those viewpoints in American politics.