I feel that the word “radical” is a word used far too often and is inflammatory. Traditionally (in my mind anyway) the word radical is associated with those that do damage or harm to try to make their point. I believe we now use the word to define anyone whose thought process differs from our own. And once we level the accusation of being radical to a person or group, you have immediately severed any further ability to communicate. Or as I would say as a young man, “Them’s fightin’ words”. So I want to see what other people’s views are of the term radical. Am I radical if I have a Trump 2020 sticker on my car? Am I radical if I have an “Impeach Trump” sticker on my car? Am I radical if I have a “Hang Trump” sticker on my car? Am I radical if I stand by and watch a group hurling rocks at police? Am I radical if I am part of the group hurling rocks at police? Of the above examples, in my mind only the last example is the true definition of radical. One of our most revered institutions is our protected ability to peacefully protest. A sticker on my car could be viewed as a peaceful protest in my mind. It doesn’t matter whether or not I agree. A person has the right to make their statement. However once a person or group crosses that line of peaceful protest and damages people or property, they have become a radical.... Or better yet, a criminal. And that in effect is the accusation we make when we label a person or group as radical. I believe the term is overused simply to incite their opponents. And unless we are stepping into a boxing arena, inciting our opponents accomplishes absolutely nothing other than further division.