Report: Number of U.S. anti-government groups rises for third year
A Southern Poverty Law Center report says anti-government groups have risen 755% since 2008.
March 8th, 2012
12:01 AM ET

Report: Number of U.S. anti-government groups rises for third year

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - The number of anti-government groups in the United States grew dramatically in 2011 for a third year, fueled by a rising tide against President Barack Obama, the struggling economy and illegal immigration, a report released Thursday finds.

The three-year trend amounts to an "astounding" 755% growth since 2008, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center report "The Year in Hate & Extremism: The Patriot Movement Explodes."

The report attributes the growth to "superheated fears generated by economic dislocation, the changing racial makeup of America, and the prospect of four more years under a black president who many on the far right view as an enemy to their country."

Since its start in 1994, the so-called Patriot Movement has fluctuated in size based on political events - peaking in 1996 after the Oklahoma City bombing before fading to relative obscurity in 2000, according to the report. Its most recent rise can be traced to late 2008 - the start of the economy's collapse and the election of Obama as president.

"Even as most of the nation cheered the election of the first black president that November, an angry backlash developed that included several plots to murder Obama," the report says. "Many Americans, infused with populist fury over bank and auto bailouts and a feeling that they had lost their country, joined Patriot groups."

The SPLC pointed out a particularly alarming rise in the "sovereign citizens movement," what it calls a subset of the Patriot Movement.

"Sovereign citizens, whose ideology first developed in white supremacist groups, generally do not believe they are obliged to pay federal taxes, follow most laws, or comply with requirements for driver's licenses and vehicle registrations," the report says. "They also typically believe that filing certain documents can relieve them of debt or bankruptcy proceedings or even bring them millions of dollars from secret government accounts."
High-profile arrests have been made in recent years to stop alleged plots against law enforcement officers from being carried out by suspected militia groups:

- Nine members of the Michigan-based Hutaree militia were arrested and charged in March 2010 with seditious conspiracy, attempted use of     weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.
The government said alleged ringleader David Stone Sr.'s plan was to create his own country carved out of four Michigan counties, then defend that country against attack by the "One World Order" army. The group allegedly planned to incite that attack by making a false 911 complaint, shooting any police who responded and then attacking attendees at the funerals of those officers with improvised explosive devices.

- An alleged plan by followers of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia to kill state troopers and a judge was thwarted in March, according to the SPLC.

- Four men were arrested in November in an alleged plot to kill government workers and produce a deadly biotoxin to spread on highways in several major U.S. cities. FBI agents identified them as part of a fringe militia group.
In addition to the rise in anti-government groups, the number of hate groups operating in the United States also grew in 2011, though less dramatically, from 1,002 in 2010 to 1,018 last year.

Bucking that trend, however, was a substantial drop in the number of "nativist extremist" groups - "organizations that go beyond normal political activist to harass individuals they suspect of being undocumented immigrants."

That drop, the report says, can be attributed in part to an increase in hard-line anti-illegal immigration legislation in states such as Alabama and Arizona.

Still, the report warns that the American radical right movement could continue to grow if Obama is re-elected to a second term.

"If he wins re-election next fall, the reaction of the extreme right, already angry and on the defensive as the white population diminishes, could be truly frightening," the report concludes.

The Montgomery, Alabama-based SPLC is a nonprofit organization that works against racism and intolerance.

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  1. Joseph k

    Free kony

    March 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph k

      btw...the devil is everywhere! YouTube dot com slash deviliseverywhere

      I speaks da truth! Lol

      March 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. twang

    If you want to save america,the government considers you a terrorist. The courts just ruled it is OK to k ill american terrorists. This ruling was meant for patriots

    March 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. corporations using illegals to bust unions should be held accountable

    the globalize everything, privatize profits socialize losses crowd never accounted for corruption. we like pooling our money for services like police fire,teachers, schools, transportation systems...a REAL national health plan, social security. NOT wars so much, and not to allow banksters to use us and our kids so they can rule the world. we don't agree with them or the way they do things. doesn't mean we are anti american. just means we aren't them. they would change the meaning of the word (like they did with corporations are people) just so they can be right and plant a judge to make it so. we don't agree with their ways. they are more like sociopaths. we need to identify those early in the process and throw them out of our government.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • corporations using illegals to bust unions should be held accountable

      earlier in the process. but our media doesn't tell us stuff until it's too late and the damage is done. they are supposed to be alerting us to trouble, but they are evidently owned by them so they, like everything else was designed to proetect us, have been charged with the task of looking the other way now.

      March 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Crocker's Common Sense

    Solution: TERM LIMITS. Eliminate career politicians from our collective vocabulary. They can't be bought by big oil and well paid lobbyists if they aren't in power. Do your four years and get back to the work force so you don't lose perspective.

    March 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. corporations using illegals to bust unions should be held accountable

    corporations brought illegals in to bust unions. people that oppose that are not "anti government or anti american" . only corporations or their fronts would come up with that.

    March 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hamsta

    @rick debay just because those on the right believe in the 2nd ammendment doesnt make them violent.the so called racist extreme tea party never smashed a cops face in with a brick.the tea party doesnt recruit real terrorists from iran iraq afghanistan and other terrorist states.that was the occupy movement,extreme far left terrorists that did that.every time the left points a finger a guilty conscience is attached to that finger.

    March 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kevininvancouver

    I know of at least two in Canada.

    March 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • dudley0415

      People will follow almost any new leader if they are convinced the old leader is ruining their lives or their nation.

      Moderation is what is needed. Is there a true moderate that might be acceptable to most voters? I say there is. What politician does not call themselves a fiscal conservative? Is there a single one who calls themselves a fiscal liberal (a term I've never even heard) – tax and spend?

      No. Since this is the case this is the starting point.

      March 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dudley0415

    Another indication of what happens when in a two-party system when they gravitate away from each other for political reasons instead of meeting in the middle for the good of the country. Both parties ought to inset a plank into their Operations Plan that says 'Moderate" candidates should be the focus of any new campaign; no Clintons, Gores, Obamas, Pauls, Bushs, McCains or Palins who are so polarizing that whichever side loses refuses to participate.

    GOP needs to give in on some social issues, DEM needs to give way to shrinking government and the budget. Both can be done: Privatize portions of the government! Keep the employees but in a profitable corporate structure. this is what America, an economic powerhouse needs: more jobs in the private sector, not more public employees. Maybe even go non-profit for those privatized agencies. You can still provide good benefits and pay in non-profit, just the excess goes back into the coffers.

    March 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick DeBay

      "no Clintons, Gores, Obamas, Pauls, Bushs, McCains or Palins who are so polarizing that whichever side loses refuses to participate"
      Clinton, Gore, and Obama all shifted to the center during the election and when in office. Bush and McCain shifted to the right during the election and when in office.
      The problem is radical leftists usually (post sixties, after the Weathermen and Panthers) protest peacefully. Radical conservatives whip each other in to a frenzy of violence (pre-sixties there were southern dems in that group too).

      March 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enquiring Mind

      I was just informed about a letter being sent by a private prison corporation to state governors offering to run prisons for a lower price – – – if – IF – the state promises to keep the prison population at 90% capacity. Please help me understand how THAT kind of deal helps keep us free.

      March 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. M

    Lets not forget that the Obama administration considers tea party members, anti abortion activists, and Ron Paul supporters to be terrorists. (Just to name a few). This isn't a racial issue. It is an issue of freedom. The fact is that socialism has never worked and never will. Read history if you disagree. It is a failed ideology and that will not change. Why is it that if you oppose a black president you are racist? Most true patriots don't care what race the chief executive is as long as he is a good leader who wants success for America. I would vote for Chewbacca if he had the right platform, and record. As far as bashing the south as a bunch of ignorant racists, remember that it was the Democrats in the south that made sure that racism was continued after the emancipation of the slaves. Read up on the White League and you will see that the democrats have opposed the rights of minorities for all of this country's existence. And for you people who never educated yourselves beyond public government school or leftist universities, American a IS NOT A DEMOCRACY! You make yourself out to be ignorant when you spew incorrect facts in regards to the most basic concepts of our government. It is a Democratic Republic.

    March 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • M is slightly retar ded

      Sadly, you expose your idiocy so everyone can see it. Your statements are so factually incorrect, and stained with emotive whining....guys like you coulnt find your but if it had a bell on it.

      March 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • R

      Just a thought: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/1998/summer/anti-abortion-violence

      I understand that not all anti-abortion activists are terrorists – that would a be ridiculous and incredibly overgeneralized statement. However, there have been significant acts of violence for the sole purpose of retaliation against pro-abortion activists. Two polar opposites seem to exist on any heated and debated U.S. topic, and within those opposite ends you're going to find people who resort to terrorism to get their "message" across. They don't make up the majority, but they sure as hell exist. Terrorism is everywhere – it will always be a good idea to identify, publicize, and stop them before their plots are executed.

      March 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JDinTexas

      shouldn't you be at militia practice?

      March 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      Would you please provide one reference or link that supports your claims?

      March 8, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enquiring Mind

      The United States is, formally, a democratic republic; that is true. But, let's be real. Functionally we are a plutarchy – a government run by a small number of the rich and powerful. Sadly, Obama is actually on the right, supporting corporate power. There is nothing remotely socialist about him. (That claim always makes me laugh. Have the people who say that ever read ANYthing about socialism? rotflmao) In Obama's defense, however, money in the hands of a very small very rich group pretty much controls all of us.

      March 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Shephard

    Can you blame people? This government seems out of control, corrupt and everything else. It's time for all of them to go. We need to start over and get rid of these liberals who have turned this country into a pit as you can see.

    March 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker's Common Sense

      Term limits might be a solution to that. They can't be influenced by big corporations (Big Oil) or high paid lobbyists if they aren't in power. We have term limits for the office of President, why not Congress.

      March 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew

        oh CNN political scientists will say to us tho where are the facts that they are sold out..and don't bother to look at my examples of Obama and Bush's cabinets that were filled with bankers and other ceo exec's from companies that have been doing nothing but make profits for their companies they left to join politics for..and CNN,Fox,MSNBC are all guilty of denying it and not covering it because they are scared now to report because they will lose their jobs unless they side with the administration..no one is critisizing obama anymore for what he's doing they just talk about the other candidates.

        Even tho what obama did was ILLEGAL! and every lawyer/college and ACLU all agree...

        But where is the coverage on the ACLU fighting for our rights? their is none..cause these people are just as sold out..wake up america...don't use violence until they use it on us then we have the right to defend ourselves..but we should still stand up and protest.

        and anyone who says we can't defend our selves if the gov't wants to hurt us while protesting are ignorant cause thats what our founding fathers did to the king of england and all his royalty that were running this country..so remember you history..

        oh wait thats right most people in this country don't know their history..they just daydreamed during school and would rather use notes on tests instead of memorizing stuff..

        *yes notes on tests is wrong yet all HS's allow it..and people wonder why we are behind in education its because we allow our CHILDREN TO CHEAT ON TESTS with notes..and they don't learn..they use their notes then throw it away without learning..*

        because we want kids in this country to not feel left out cause they are dumb...oh wait thats wrong to say dumb it offends them..well get over it..if you can't do the subject you shouldn't be able to cheat and use notes just to slide by...thast why we are getting dumb why politicians are getting elected because people would rather elect lying cheating citizens because all they do their entire life is lie and cheat their way through school so they can get rich quick..cause thats politicians/media all have put in our heads..

        March 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • dudley0415

        We already have term limits. Voter's booth. What if you get a great person in there, do you want to lose them? If you claim term limits is the solution, you by default claim that the voters are the problem, not the politicians.

        March 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • dudley0415

        Stop blaming corporations. YOU have the vote. VOTE the corporate-lead out. Organize, march, hang placards, go door to door, stage peaceful protests. It just takes calories. Heck, there's a church in this town who hung 1,000 door hangars in a couple hours just to invite kids to hunt Easter Eggs. With 20 others you could hang 20,000 in a day easily. Just takes effort.

        Hint: 90% of politics is local and has much greater influence over your everyday life. Start small; it's big.

        March 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • American

      Yawn....More blatant idiocy. Any 5 year old knows that vlanket statements are made by the inept or the deserate.

      March 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • there goes old Shep

      Making typical redneck GOP statments....keep bleating shepard

      March 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • dudley0415

        You prove my point. So polarized you couldn't see working hand in hand on a moderate level if your life depended upon it. This is precisely what needs to be eliminated in American politics if EVER the government is to begin working For the people and not for the special interests.

        "They are not me, therefore I hate them." YOU and those like you are the problem.

        March 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      How about we get rid of the "conservatives" who have nothing but contempt for the middle class, as well?

      March 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker's Common Sense

      Solution: TERM LIMITS. Eliminate career politicians from our collective vocabulary. They can't be bought by big oil and well paid lobbyists if they aren't in power. Do your four years and get back to the work force so you don't lose perspective.

      March 8, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AusieSceptic1

    the mindset of the taliban is no different to that of many in the u.s.a.

    March 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jane Z.

    And you also stop using THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING as an anti-government, right wing act of domestic terrorism... by another "lone" suspect! WE ALL KNOW NOW THAT THE OKC BOMBING WAS A FALSE FLAG ATTACK ON OUR NATION.... THE FBI WAS DIRECTLY INVOLVED AND ERIC HOLDER PERSONALLY CONDONED THE USE AND SUPPY OF THE EXPLOSIVES USED BY TIMOTHY MCVEIGH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoIyq34MBYs&feature=related

    March 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • JDinTexas

      put down the crack pipe and step away slowly

      March 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      Are you off your meds again?

      March 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. itsmeokay

    Here is a link to real news http://americanfreepress.net/

    March 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • ROGER

      God you must really have a low opinion of yourself if you believe that there are others who are so intelligent they can control the world. Most everyone, including billionaires, are no more intelligent than you are. They can't manage anything.. Now if you want someone who can fix things, let me take charge.!!~~

      March 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mike

    Since when is 54% of the vote 'most of the nation'? that would mean a huge 46% of the voters were NOT cheering our first 'black' president. Or maybe that 46% of the vote saw Obama not as black, but as a Socialist! Another liberal report that doesn't take anything like facts into account.

    March 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker's Common Sense

      You have identified one problem with the concept of majority rule. If the majority are a bunch of clueless morons who have allowed themselves to be influenced by the media, then we all suffer for it as we are now suffering.

      March 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Poor Crocker's empty cluebag

        Sorry, tuff guy! But you don't get to dictate...thats called fascism.

        March 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • JoeP199

        You mean influenced by the media that YOU don't agree with, right?

        March 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        Which 'bunch of cluless morons ... influenced by the media' do you refer too? Rush Limbaugh listeners?

        March 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Crocker's Common Sense

        The clueless morons I am referring to are the ones who put Obama in power. If the shoe fits, go ahead and put it on and wear it....

        March 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ROGER

      Well I don't care of Obama is half black as long as he helps bring our nation toward socialism, the only civilized concept for human existence.

      March 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Crocker's Common Sense

        If you prefer socialism then I would suggest a one way ticket to China. Let me know how that works out for you.

        March 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rick DeBay

        "I would suggest a one way ticket to China"
        Can I get a ticket to Norway, Netherlands, Germany, or Sweden instead?

        March 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      By definition, 54% IS most of the population. It's called a majority!

      March 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Crocker's Common Sense

    This report makes sense. The worse things get, the more the citizenry is going to blame whose in charge. Time to vote them out and start fresh. While we are at it we should remove the term Career Politician from our collective vocabulary. Term limits might be a solution to that. They can't be influenced by big corporations (Big Oil) or high paid lobbyists if they aren't in power.

    March 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ROGER

      Hey if you feel so bad about the government you have, let's just let China take over and then you won't have to worry about who you vote for!!! Seems like most these anti-government folks here would rather be ruled by the Chinese Communist Party because that's your alternative!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Crocker's Common Sense

        There is one other alternative. VOTE THE BUMS OUT!

        March 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Crocker's Common Sense

        Roger says, "Well I don't care of Obama is half black as long as he helps bring our nation toward socialism, the only civilized concept for human existence".

        So, which side are you actually on????

        March 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ninjakun

    Vince, your comment is definitely the best here by far due to a very simple reasoning process – no offense to anyone else here- it is just common sense that the so called " humanity" has lost. I am with you.

    March 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |


    March 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Ted

    These groups should be careful for what they wish for because war on your own soil comes with anguish few Americans have ever witnessed. They have zero chance of winning anything but a cold prison cell, broken dreams, and lonely souls. I've scene war's destruction and I seriously doubt America can handle the bombings. Can you handle the Martial Law, curfews, traffic control points, sniper towers, etc. All this because a black president got re-elected. Come on America, please don't walk down that trail of sorrow. We have it far better here than others have it in other parts of the world. Instead of thinking about what you don't have, thank God for what you do.

    March 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crocker's Common Sense

      This country was BORN by force of arms. Our forefathers who we consider PATRIOTS were labeled TERRORISTS by the English King. But like all empires, we are falling. History does tend to repeat itself. But most empires fall from within – as ours is doing. Our enemies need to do nothing by sit by and watch while we implode.

      March 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • ROGER

        we have seen the enemy and it is us

        March 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Crocker's Common Sense

        Now THAT is a comment that I can agree with. We need to fear those INSIDE this country who would lead us down the path to socialism/destruction.

        March 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • old crocker is crocked

        um, no...your wrong.....try using things called facts.

        March 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Andrew

    our government wants to tell other nations to protest and stand up for their country while they are trying to pass the trespass bill and already passed the NDAA so we can't protest...these men are terrorists...our government is the terrorists...

    They say "ohh other countrys fight for your country" but when US citizens are mad about their economy and want to protest..what does our government do..create laws to prevent it..

    we are becoming Germany and the US citizens need to wake up and realize history is repeating itself..this time ..its our government that is corrupt because the parties got corrupt and only care about campaign contributions..they aren't supposed to be making side money..its a CONFLICT OF INTEREST..and is ILLEGAL...and for any media to not cover it and say that its illegal which by law all they are doing is...your should be ashamed to call your selves reporters..your sellouts to the journalist's all over the world who want to report on the truth instead of taking sides and leaving others information out when it supports your company to make money..

    March 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      Where are these laws that prohibit protests? You don't seem to be having any problem protesting.

      March 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. hamsta

    And the more freedom the government takes away from the citizens the more antigovernment groups you will see.is anyone smart enough to figure out the tea party is pro government?your beloved socialist occupy movement is anti government.the tea party wants to return to an america that was prosperous and successful with capitalism.the occupy movement wants to change everything to a proven to fail system-socialism and your unamerican president is leading the charge.such a shame the only thing obama can lead is the destruction of america.any other time he wants to lead from behind(follow).

    March 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Andrew

    again..mr political scientist..says i have no facts..even tho you can go to the ACLU's website and they are covering the N.D.A.A and how dangerous it is..but they mainstream media like CNN doesn't say anything about it..or even report that ACLU is trying to fight for it..because they are suppressing info..

    March 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      look at how many times CNN has covered N.D.A.A bill since it passed on Dec, 30th, 2011.

      NONE only fox covered it once...judge andrew naplitano lost his show over it...

      and the dumb rush limbaugh who i can't stand even covered it cause it was controversial then got silenced himself...

      cnn you are the terrorists along with the government because you manipulate and lie about facts to support your own interests...

      March 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Daley was made the Midwest Chairman of JPMorgan Chase..Obama's Chief of Staff
      Diana Ferrell worked for Goldman Sachs....
      Jacob Lew was the Chief Operating Officer of CITIGROUP...

      I can name more of his Cabinet and what banks they worked for and you can fact check all of it on their biographies and newpapers including your guys own articles and other mainstream media...

      are you still going to troll for CNN mr Political Scientist? or you going to deny the facts that his cabinet is filled with Banks who we all bailed out..who all donated to him..

      March 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Andrew

    our political scientist here wants to say i have no facts..when the only facts i dont' have is that government is bought out..but i you look who funds them it shows they are being funded by wallstreet..they just use DENIABILITY of ohh i didn't talk to him about it..wheres the proof....i mean i only took 20 million from that company to my campaign..but no..you don't got audio or visual proof of us making a deal so you have nothing..even tho its against the law for government to be making any side money..its a conflict of interest..but the media just plays it off like its okay nothings going on here.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Ronald N. Roy

    The FDA, NIH, AMA and the,CDC are owned by the pharmaceutical industry, the Dept of Agriculture is owned by the lage corporate farms, the USDA is owned by the meat packing industry, and you dare ask what these militia groups are against! The Amish can't even sell raw milk to thise who want it and you dare ask what these militia groups are against! Get your head out of the sand and look around you our government is bought and paid for by big business.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dagobert II

    No tolerance for tyranny and hatred of tyrants is my kind of hate group. "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson

    March 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  25. b

    there is no wander why people are getting fed up, look at how stupid the federal government is bunch of do nothings
    and only worried about them selves the gov doesn't care about it's people anymore

    March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Judy

    a lot of the people writting in have verified this articla as true by the comments they have made. The repo party and the tea party encourages these groups. we need to prosacute them as we would any terriorist group. Free speech is one thing but these nuts want to over throw the country and use violence. You would have thought after all this time biggotry would have no place in our society.

    March 8, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Um...why shouldn't people be mad? Obama and Bush's cabinet is all Goldman Sacs, JP Morgan members..THE BANKS! Who he says he isn't with.

      Or are you to ignorant to put 2 and 2 together and see that the banking committee is also members of Goldman Sachs who prosecute bankers...so its bankers in charge of other bankers that they worked for at one point and you don't see corruption?

      I voted for Obama, but he has passed the NDAA which took away our rights, they are trying to pass trespass law which stops us from protesting wherever the government is and if passed will be considered a federal crime...

      USA is turning into Germany pre-ww2.

      The BANKS own Obama, and the Senate and the Congress...thats why the banks who caused the collapse got bail outs, then give bonuses and don't get prosecuted because they pay them off! We already see the banks funding all of their campaigns...and you still don't think they make laws in favor of banks?

      Not to mention to Federal Reserve was loaning to the banks, the banks then loaned to foreign banks who then loaned back to our banks...and when our banks run out of money from playing a pyramid scheme of borrowing from each other, then has the Federal Reserve print more money deflating the dollar causing the tax payers to have to pay for the banks stealing and buying congress/presidents!

      March 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • PoliticalScientist

        This post is so factual error-laden, it's hard to know where to begin. Why don't we start with you providing evidence of your silly claims?

        March 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew

        really watch C-Span mr political scientist ..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx1DJxhql4&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLD40916C8238D0714

        March 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew

        im going to take a guess your going to suppress what i say because you all don't want people to know the truth...but check this link out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx1DJxhql4&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PLD40916C8238D0714

        March 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew

        look at CNN's political scientist telling me i don't have facts...when you can look at the bills on GOVERNMENT SITES and read it your self..and you want to tell me i'm not factual when our own government has it posted and its being disputed by the ACLU which you all are not covering about the NDAA bill..you are suppressing CNN...your corrupt just like every other mainstream media cause you got greedy to and decided you were going to spout opinions instead of report.

        March 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ozymandias71

        Andrew, your 'evidence' is a bunch of YouTube clips? Oh that's funny.

        You don't like the system? Fine – that's your choice. But the MOMENT you take up arms against your fellow citizens who simply disagree with you – you know, all of us 'moral degenerates' who either voted for Obama, will protect our government (or both) you have now flown from 'loyal opposition' to 'terrorist'.

        March 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • JoeP199

        Ohhhh ! You-Tube clips ... we all know that EVERYTHING you see on the internet is true, right? For god's sake, pull your head out before you suffocate.

        March 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Darw1n

    Exterminate the loons

    March 8, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  28. stujordan

    The fed govt is the greatest evil we shall ever know. I will not speak ill of anyone who stands against it. Nor will anyone who isn't brainwashed by the social engineering that is the cornerstone of public education. When the fed govt falls...that will be the greatest day of my life.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • anonymous

      You are a pathetic lunatic

      March 8, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Ozymandias71

      And just what do you plan on doing to those who disagree with your fanatics ideology? Hmmm? Are the millions of people who vote for Obama just 'traitors to the cause' now?

      March 8, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Vance

      Because you are stupid? Is that why it will be the greatest day of your life? Please tell me why you are so hard done by?You want the government to not be owned by the big compaies? Don't give money to those comanies? Do you like guns? Do you buy guns? Then you support a huge set of corporations that own part of government. Do you buy gas? Ditto. You want to fix government, then do something useful an spend your money the right way: buy things locally from small producers...etc. Oh, that's too expensive? Then rethink what you are doing. Armed revolution is a last resort, and a pathetic and lazy one at this point if you have not exhausted other methods. And for the oter tools oout there, it's not Obama, it's not your goveernment, per se, it's the cronyism that the majority of Americans have ignored. If you love Reagan, but hate the feds, you're a tool. No one made corporate ownership the force that it is now like that moron did.

      March 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • viv

        Intelligent thought process.

        March 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • JoeP199

        Well said.

        March 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. AMERICA 1st

    If nobama gets to infest the WHITE house for another term, i wouldnt doubt but what those all AMERICAN groups will take action of some kind!

    March 8, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • anonymous

      Go sit in a corner you racist hag

      March 8, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • anonymous

      Do southern racists ever have the brains as to why their states , communities , counties , cities are still so backward.? its because of your crazy and lunatic racist ideology that no one else cares for.. all you got is swamps , poverty and frogs.. on the other hand take a look at the progressive states.. they dont have swamps , poverty and frogs... they have jobs , prosperity , and life.. and you know why.. they have education

      March 8, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Ozymandias71

      And just what do you psychopaths plan on doing to anyone who voted for Obama? Hmmmm? Are they just 'traitors to the cause' now?

      People like this who dream of being able to harass, intimidate and even KILL anyone who doesn't agree with their own ideology are a far worse threat to American democracy than President Obama ever will be.

      March 8, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Andrew

        um..I voted obama..
        and um..you say we are phycopaths?

        OBAMA just passed the NDAA which can assasinate and indefinately detain US Citizens! the first part says we are excluded but the second part says the president can over-ride it and do what he wants if he thinks we are terrorists or against the government?

        So you want to stereo-type all people want to go against obama voters? i am an obama voter..republicans and democrats are CORRUPT...i only voted obama cause mccain was worse..but now i come to see they are equal..MCCAIN introduced the NDAA bill..Obama said he wouldn't use power on his memo...but he has the power to do it and you all are stupid and think it doesn't apply to us!

        Why else do you think mainstream media isn't covering NDAA and anyone who has lost their show or got ridiculed and now don't even speak of it...Since January 1st only 2 people have mentioned NDAA on the news..Judge Andrew Naplitano on fox lost his show because of it, and Limbaugh *who i hate even mentioned it..then got silenced*

        And you want to say we are phycopaths when our media and government suppresses information from its public?


        March 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Andrew

        this is what the government wants to do..they want republicans and democrats to fight like us..because they don't care..you notice bush didn't do what the poor wanted..obama didn't do what the poor wanted..they all do what the rich wants..and everyones to stupid to think that own parties don't care..when they really don't care..thats why they take campaign funds from banks and let them get away with stealing money..which they are stealing..the NUMBERS show it..the math shows it...but all of you who didn't go to school can't do simple math and see our government is bought out by wallstreet!

        March 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      OK, we're back to our president not being an American again. Even a very conservative supreme court has refused to even listen to those idiotic claims, but somehow, you people can't let go of it.

      March 8, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jamison

    militia's are protected under the 2nd amendment, and last time i checked the 1st amendment protects us speaking out against the govt, so its not illegal to be against the govt as long as you do not break any laws.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Vince

      I guess its just a coincidence that the rise started when a black man took office.

      March 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • habberdash

      well-regulated militia

      March 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Scott

    The British called the american patriot the same thing, hate groups, traitors, etc. Now anytime an American stands up for America or joins a milita group they are called the same thing by the liberals and the Goverment.

    March 8, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Ozymandias71

      And what sort of 'America' are you 'standing up for'? The 1950's Leave It To Beaver era, where anyone even accused of being a Communist of Gay lost their jobs, their homes, and was investigated by the FBI? Sorry, but the 'America' you want doesn't exist anymore – and thank goodness.

      March 8, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Vince

      I don't understand the whole "standing up for America" thing...who is it that you're standing up against? Other Americans? I just don't understand...who are "we" supposed to be "taking" America back from? Like him or not...the President was elected thru due process by a majority of Americans. Don't like it....use your vote in November to try and change it. Thats they way the system works.

      March 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • habberdash

      The idea of using force, or threatening the use of force, to instill your vision of America over the willful majority of US citizens is directly counter to the democratic ideals of our country. And if there is one singular vision of America that should be held by all, it is that we have a government "of the people, by the people, [and] for the people..."

      March 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Crocker's Common Sense

        This country was BORN by force of arms. The people we call patriots were called terrorists by the English king. It's time we had another cleansing.

        March 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • inobetter

        And what makes you think the current establishment represents anywhere near wth "willful majority"? Have you ever bothered to follow the voter turn-out numbers in elections? http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781453.html

        March 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeP199

      No, every time someone uses or provokes violence to support their political objectives, they are called terrorists. You're on here spouting your claims, not in jail, aren't you?

      March 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |