Skip to comments.Election, economy spark explosive growth of militias
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.
"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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And this morning, CNN presented a segment about * *drumroll* * Old Whitey endangering the future of the Republican party.
Anti-government? I beg to differ. I would make the exact opposite argument that these groups very much support the proposition that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
bttt - Word to the wise:
Southern Poverty Law Center: Activities, Agendas, and Worldview
By Jacob Laksin
Discover The Networks
The Church of Morris Dees
By Ken Silverstein
Harper’s Magazine, November 2000
How the Southern Poverty Law Center profits from intolerance
I concur with that.
“anti-government” is the way they twist the viewpoint of their opponents.
“Anti-communist” would be the accurate description,
but just like everything else the left does, they lie about what they do and what their opponents motives are.
Don’t want to pay for someone else’s abortions or birth control?
You must be “anti-woman” or against “women’s health”.
Or my pet peeve, if you don’t believe in man-made global warming, you are “anti-science.”
Most likely, not by accident. When you have an hour check this video out. You may already know about this, if not it may interest you:
if that were true Chuck Harder (or whomever used to impersonate him) would be back on shortwave...
That’s just a variation of the left’s “if you don’t believe like I do, you’re dumb”.
Conversely, “if you don’t want to be dumb, you’ll believe what I do”.
Not to go “crevo” here, but the evos use the same “argument”.
“Don’t be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Communist party.”
There it is in black and white.
If I view Barack Hussein Obama as an inept, demagoguic, incompetent, BS spouting POS, I'm not only a racist, but a hate group. All by myself!
I’m gonna use that whenever some lib tries to use that “argument”...
One thing libs hate more than anything is having the truth about their communist sympathies thrown in their faces.
The British Colony of New York gave the Iroquois the right to bear arms on the reservation forever in the Treaty of 1763.
New York State gave the right to the Iroquois to bear arms forever on the reservation in 1795 by treaty.
Ergo, citizens of NY state have equal rights as the Iroquois, my cousins on Akwesasne. They have AK-47`s there since 1972 from Vietnam ha.
XL. And whereas it is of the utmost importance to the safety of every State that it should always be in a condition of defence; and it is the duty of every man who enjoys the protection of society to be prepared and willing to defend it; this convention therefore, in the name and by the authority of the good people of this State, doth ordain, determine, and declare that the militia of this State, at all times hereafter, as well in peace as in war, shall be armed and disciplined, and in readiness for service.
www.nhinet.org/ccs/docs/ny-1777.htm [ny 1777 constitution]
That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State
§ 59. Militia
The inhabitants of this State shall be trained and armed for its defense, under such regulations, restrictions, and exceptions, as Congress, agreeably to the Constitution of the United States, and the Legislature of this State, shall direct.
Vermont Constitution, Home of Ethan Allen and His Green Mountain Boys
PART I. - THE BILL OF RIGHTS
All men are born equally free and independent; therefore, all government of right originates from the people, is founded in consent, and instituted for the general good.
II. All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights. among which are —the enjoying and defending life and liberty —acquiring, possessing and protecting property —and in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness.
Keep and bear arms
Section 16. To keep and bear arms. Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.
Art. XVII. The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence.
Mass. constitution 1780
Sec. 17. Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defence of himself and the state
Obama promised change...
“Thats why you voted for me”
The SPLC is at it again.
I work with a 58 year old fella who just recently joined a Militia group...
It really looks like they have a Problem with freedom and liberty doesnt it?
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