Do not EVER call them “right.” There’s absolutely NOTHING “right” about them. Extremist groups are just that: Extreme. They have no rational ties to the right or to the left, much less the middle. Mentally, they’re out in the weeds, if not off a cliff.
Moreover, do NOT allow the liberal left aka mudstream media to define right and left, either. Progressives aren’t “the new left.” They want us to believe that, but it’s not true. There’s plenty of Democrats who’re left of middle but who reject the godless anti-Constitutional values of progressives.
In fact, facts gleaned by the likes of Pew Research reveals that while Republicans and conservatives are both more religious and Constitutionally-minded than Democrats and liberals, neither side has a hold on agnosticism, atheism and anti-Constitutionalism, either.
If there’s anything that defines the middle, it’s the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian system of beliefs. Relativism is just stupid. Most Americans on both sides believe in the law, beginning with the Constitution. Most Americans on both sides believe in God as described in the Judeo-Christian faith.
THAT’S the middle. THAT’S common ground.
If progressives are wailing and gnashing their teeth this fact of reality because it conflicts with their endlessly infolded relativism, then I submit to you they’re the extremists, first for taking a position so far from the middle as to be considered by all rational persons as extreme, and second, by disingenuously attempting to convince the world that their position is the “new normal” when there’s absolutely nothing normal about it at all, either statistically or otherwise.
Two books define the political middle: The Constitution and the Bible. ALL of our Founding Fathers thought thusly, as indisputably-attested by their some 50,000 manuscripts preserved in the Library of Congress. Here is but one such quote:
1st Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and President of the American Bible Society
“By conveying the Bible to people thus circumstanced, we certainly do them a most interesting kindness. We thereby enable them to learn that man was originally created and placed in a state of happiness, but, becoming disobedient, was subjected to the degradation and evils which he and his posterity have since experienced.
“The Bible will also inform them that our gracious Creator has provided for us a Redeemer, in whom all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; that this Redeemer has made atonement ‘for the sins of the whole world,’ and thereby reconciling the Divine justice with the Divine mercy has opened a way for our redemption and salvation; and that these inestimable benefits are of the free gift and grace of God, not of our deserving, nor in our power to deserve.”–In God We Trust—The Religious Beliefs and Ideas of the American Founding Fathers, p. 379.
“In forming and settling my belief relative to the doctrines of Christianity, I adopted no articles from creeds but such only as, on careful examination, I found to be confirmed by the Bible.”
And here are many others, yet still being a very small portion of the whole: