..."radicality" is not a justification, though. It may be a sign of fortitude.
Time to read the Federalist Papers?
"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried." - Churchill (funny - but not a ringing endorsement)
Time to read up on republicanism in ancient Rome? Cicero...
James Madison. Visited his beautiful plantation in Montpelier - Piedmont region of Virginia. A passionate, brilliant prophet of the Union. But never freed his slaves. (Neither did Dolly.)
MLK (Martin Luther King Melchizedek).