Radical

I’ve been told that I’m “radical.” And indeed, from many of today’s hopelessly entrenched perspectives, I am. But here’s my problem: when did encouraging independence of the mind, putting God-given Reason above faith, demanding strict adherence to the Constitution, seeking our natural individual Liberty, fighting to keep my right to what I have earned, securing safety and a future for myself and my progeny, never becoming complacent with the status quo, and pursuing truth at all costs become “radical?” If these principles make me a “radical,” then I will wear the badge proudly.