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Election, economy spark explosive growth of militias
msnbc ^ | 3/8/12 | By Stephanie Schendel, Murrow News Service

Posted on 03/08/2012 7:49:01 AM PST by do the dhue

The election of President Barack Obama in 2008 triggered an explosion in the number of militias and so-called patriot groups in the United States, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported in its annual tally of such anti-government organizations.

There were 149 militias and patriot groups when Obama took office, compared to more than 1,200 today — an increase of 755 percent, the nonprofit civil rights organization reported.

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"The increase has just been astounding," said Mark Potok, editor-in-chief of the SPLC report. "The reality is that many of these groups are becoming more and more fearful that Barack Obama will win the re-election. You can see the anger rising along with that fear."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; economy; elections; lyingmedia; mediabias; militia; obama; splc; stockpilesong
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If you don't hear from me in a while, I am finishing my bunkers so I have a place to cling to my Bible, guns, and ammo.
1 posted on 03/08/2012 7:49:07 AM PST by do the dhue
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To: do the dhue

I have one of the top Hutaree members living less than a mile away.

Oddly enough I don’t fear him.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 7:52:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: do the dhue

Forget it.

Just move to the Republic of Panama.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 7:53:28 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: do the dhue

4 posted on 03/08/2012 7:54:51 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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To: do the dhue

As Andrew Breitbart would say...”So?”


5 posted on 03/08/2012 7:56:27 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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"The reality is that many of these groups are becoming more and more fearful that Barack Obama will win the re-election. You can see the anger rising along with that fear."

I'm a Christian. I don't have to fear Obama's reelection. I don't have to like it but I don't have to fear it either.
6 posted on 03/08/2012 7:56:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: do the dhue

ANYONE who reports ANYTHING the splat has to say as ‘news’ needs to stick their finger in their mouth, hold their nose, and blow their brains out...IF they can find them.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 7:57:47 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: do the dhue

First CNN and now msnbc...the others will be along shortly. You can take it to the bank the source of all this is the tone deaf WH/DNC.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 7:57:47 AM PST by 556x45
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First CNN and now msnbc...the others will be along shortly. You can take it to the bank the source of all this is the tone deaf WH/DNC.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 7:57:59 AM PST by 556x45
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"You can see the anger rising along with that fear."

Indeed, but it's limited to the sane segment of the population.
10 posted on 03/08/2012 7:59:19 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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....the Southern Poverty Law Center reported in its annual tally of such anti-government organizations.

If the SPLC would simply look and our Constitution, they would realize that the militias are simply working to defend the people of this country from all threats foreign or domestic. Which is completely in keeping with the purpose of any government, and thereby cannot be, by definition, anti-government.

11 posted on 03/08/2012 8:00:15 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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Only MSNBC would give the SPLC any credibility anymore. Morris Dees is a one-man band, still beating the drum from the lawsuit he won against the KKK years ago. To listen to him, you’d think that a dozen black-toothed inbreds in an Arkansas trailer park are the single greatest threat to national security.

I had to handle security for a visit he made to a local college branch campus. God, you’d think he was Netanyahu visiting Gaza, with the demands they were trying to make. Presidential candidates didn’t ask for what he was asking.

Go away Dees, your propaganda is boring me.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 8:02:37 AM PST by SargeK
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I aint movin. I stayin here and defending what God and my forefathers gave me. I got nothing better to do.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 8:03:35 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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The only "militia" actually committing crime, violence, and property damage on a regular basis is Occupy Wall Street.
14 posted on 03/08/2012 8:07:48 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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hear hear!


15 posted on 03/08/2012 8:08:48 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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16 posted on 03/08/2012 8:09:25 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: do the dhue

“...patriot group”?
Is he referring to Tea Party Patriots like my grandma?


17 posted on 03/08/2012 8:10:48 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: dfwgator

perfect!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 03/08/2012 8:11:12 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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To: BO Stinkss

If I remember right, a rise happened during the Clinton admin. Probably more so today though.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 8:13:12 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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Wasn’t it the President himself who called for the creation of a ‘civilian militia’ just as powerful as our military, and just as well funded?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2yGzHfy7s


20 posted on 03/08/2012 8:15:34 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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