Words mean things and “Radical” meant different things to different people at different times. I wonder what it meant to the American patriots in 1776? Would it resemble a flower-power patriot of 1966 or will this now depend on what the word “patriot” means? Are muslim terrorists patriots? Do terrorists do what their spiritual scriptures say or what their leaders say they say - and by the way…what does it actually say? Do Americans believe what their founding documents actually say or what someone says they say? American freedom means freedom to interpret anything the way you want until it steps on a fellow American's freedom. Does this mean that American freedom needs interpretation? Most Americans embrace different interpretations of freedom – but they won't tolerate a bad misinterpretation of it.