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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
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 Gatn(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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To: do the dhue
"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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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.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 7:57:59 AM PST by 556x45
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To: do the dhue
"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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To: do the dhue
....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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To: do the dhue

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: Gatún(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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To: do the dhue
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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To: DTogo

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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To: do the dhue

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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To: do the dhue

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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To: do the dhue
Socialist
Propaganda and
Lies
Center

21 posted on 03/08/2012 8:16:50 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: 556x45

And this morning, CNN presented a segment about * *drumroll* * Old Whitey endangering the future of the Republican party.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:05 AM PST by Calliecat
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To: do the dhue
in its annual tally of such anti-government organizations.

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."

23 posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:15 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: do the dhue

bttt - Word to the wise:

Southern Poverty Law Center: Activities, Agendas, and Worldview
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/splcworldview.html
By Jacob Laksin
Discover The Networks
2005

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The Church of Morris Dees
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/The%20Church%20of%20Morris%20Dees.html
By Ken Silverstein
Harper’s Magazine, November 2000
How the Southern Poverty Law Center profits from intolerance


24 posted on 03/08/2012 8:24:28 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I concur with that.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 8:26:00 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“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”.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 8:27:17 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Or my pet peeve, if you don’t believe in man-made global warming, you are “anti-science.”


27 posted on 03/08/2012 8:28:20 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BO Stinkss
"“...patriot group”? Is he referring to Tea Party Patriots like my grandma?"

You betcha.

28 posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:43 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: MrB
but just like everything else the left does, they lie about what they do and what their opponents motives are.

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:
Yuri Bezmanov

29 posted on 03/08/2012 8:43:42 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

if that were true Chuck Harder (or whomever used to impersonate him) would be back on shortwave...


30 posted on 03/08/2012 8:56:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dfwgator

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”.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 8:57:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Bookmark


32 posted on 03/08/2012 9:01:16 AM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: MrB

“Don’t be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Communist party.”


33 posted on 03/08/2012 9:02:05 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: do the dhue
"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."

Wow.
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!

34 posted on 03/08/2012 9:05:18 AM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: dfwgator

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.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 9:07:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: do the dhue

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.
viz-

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]


Article 16th. Right to bear arms; standing armies; military power subordinate to civil

That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State

MILITIA

§ 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


New Hampshire constitution of 1784

PART I. - THE BILL OF RIGHTS

ARTICLE I
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.


Maine Constitution 1820

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


Connecticut Constitution

Sec. 17. Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defence of himself and the state



36 posted on 03/08/2012 9:15:13 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (Indians have Guns ? .???????? Who knew?)
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To: do the dhue

Yep,
Obama promised change...

“Thats why you voted for me”


37 posted on 03/08/2012 9:19:51 AM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: do the dhue

The SPLC is at it again.


38 posted on 03/08/2012 9:23:40 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: do the dhue

I work with a 58 year old fella who just recently joined a Militia group...


39 posted on 03/08/2012 9:24:36 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: The_Victor

It really looks like they have a ‘Problem’ with freedom and liberty doesn’t it?


40 posted on 03/08/2012 11:59:02 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: Iscool

true story....when we go around and introduce my wife to various people, and she tells them she is from Michigan, as often as not they will ask her “Can you hook me up with the militia?”


41 posted on 03/08/2012 12:47:11 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: do the dhue

There are actually quite a few comments from patriots/conservatives after the story. Which “extremist” group has committed murders, raped, had rampant drug abuse and destruction of property? No, not the TEA Parties. The Occupiers.


42 posted on 03/08/2012 12:47:29 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: do the dhue

Remember to make berms around your bunkers...

As the army says, I am a militia of one.


43 posted on 03/08/2012 12:53:18 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: do the dhue

bttt


44 posted on 03/08/2012 4:30:38 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: tet68

he he

A monster lies in wait for me
a stew of pain and misery
but fiercer still in life and limb
the me that lies in wait for him

Give me liberty or I will get up and get it myself.


45 posted on 03/09/2012 6:26:44 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

The MSM ran a bunch of these same kind of stories back in 1995 - 1996 (esp. after the Oklahoma City bombing) and when you know who was running for re-election.


46 posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:02 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Last March the SPLC created a report called "Rage on the Right"

47 posted on 03/09/2012 7:17:05 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Yea, I posted something earlier about remember a rise in militia involment during the clinton admin. Maybe, it was just the msn?


48 posted on 03/09/2012 7:47:23 AM PST by do the dhue (WARNING: this site is not liable for the things I say)
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