But now, the Texas-size extremism is spreading to Arizona and it includes Texas-style armed biker thugs, conspiracy theorists, and anti-Muslim sentiments that set Texas apart as right-wing extremist central.
Over the weekend, a protest formed at a conference in Texas held by a Muslim group titled "Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate." Protesters directed their hate towards Muslim attendees of the event.
The Pope said, "You cannot provoke, you cannot insult other people's faith, you cannot mock it" but mocks critics of religion as provocateurs
Of course down through the ages violent wars have been waged over imposition of a particular religion, but in modern times the basic premise among religious people was to live and let live. All that changed after the terror attacks on 9/11.
Whether or not one is inclined towards intellectual masochism by watching A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the decision to suspend one of the show's stars is not a freedom of speech issue.
The numbers don't lie: they didn't lie on Election Night, and they do not lie in the longer run when they prove that America is becoming more, not less progressive.