Also from dictionary.com:from dictionary.com
a person, esp. of the late 1960s, who rejected established institutions and values....
advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle [emphasis added]
So how exactly is my usage of the word wrong? Is this not a very off-the-mainstream policy?“It harkens to the libertarian ‘don’t tell me what to do’ streak that characterizes much of our politics here,” said the chairman of the House transportation committee, Jim Ryan, a proponent of the bill.
Yeah - I think extremism is crap. If you'd prefer the word didn't have that connotation because you identify (ied) with the values, that's just too bad. I do, however, enjoy how you guys completely ignore the argument in favor of attacking a single emotionally charged word - appropriate or not. And yet the only content in the OP was a 200 year-old propaganda slogan!