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Old 11-17-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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If there's one thing militias and their critics can agree on, it's the fact that this pro-gun and anti-Obama movement is growing in the United States. That begs the question, "who are these guys?"

We try to answer that in part two of our series, "Patriots or Extremists," by going home with the leader of a militia in Michigan.

Patriots or Extremists? Growing up in a militia – amFIX - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Patriots.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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patriots.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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Extremist nutjobs...they probably watch Beck religiously as a family unit.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Bascailly its not just this type that are not liking Obama's policies IMO. There are plenty of normall working people that are really looking at the growing deficit;the lack of any progresss and what it means for the future. There are pro gun and anti-gun and people who don't care either way; concerned.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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Extremist nutjobs...they probably watch Beck religiously as a family unit.

please remember that our founding fathers were probably considered extremist nutjobs by the british in our founding fathers days too, and they believed in a civilian militia.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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They are people like Timothy McVeigh....people who have a grudge against the government. Many hate to pay any kind of taxes or buy licenses for their cars or dogs. They are paranoid about the government because they have a lot of run-ins with them over everything from breaking local zoning laws about parking disabled vehicles all over their property to not sending their kids to school. Militias are extremists and can possibility become as dangerous to our American way of life as the people who flew into the twin towers.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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please remember that our founding fathers were probably considered extremist nutjobs by the british in our founding fathers days too, and they believed in a civilian militia.
Except the Brits are out of the equation now....
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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They are people like Timothy McVeigh....people who have a grudge against the government. Many hate to pay any kind of taxes or buy licenses for their cars or dogs. They are paranoid about the government because they have a lot of run-ins with them over everything from breaking laws about parking disabled vehicles all over their property to not sending their kids to school.

homeschool is still sending your children to school, even if it is not the school of choice according to liberals.

also, please stop equating them to tim mcveigh, as i have not seen them blow up any buildings.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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homeschool is still sending your children to school, even if it is not the school of choice according to liberals.

also, please stop equating them to tim mcveigh, as i have not seen them blow up any buildings.
I come from the same state as Tim McVeigh and the people in the story in the openning post in this thread and I stand my earlier description of these militia people.
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