Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Not Sure If This Is Scary Or Amusing...

Check out this website for the "Idaho Citizens' Constitutional Militia"; it seems to be some guy trying to start up a black helicopter-opposing "militia" next year. Here are some excerpts from the site:
The Militia is in nature a purely defensive force and will take no aggressive action or recklessly plunge Idaho into war, but if events similar to Ruby Ridge should ever again occur in Idaho, our resolve to respond with force in kind cannot be doubted. We are the Army of the Lord, visiting His wrath on all those who would aggress the people of Idaho. By the grace of God, the ICCM will be a catalyst for peace by our commitment to oppose tyranny in all forms.
And...
The ICCM may not be disarmed at any time, as the existance and maintenance of a fully armed militia is authorized by the Constitution and U.S. Code. The militia is therefore fully authorized to meet any attempt to disarm them with forceful resistance. All government agencies beware that the moment you attempt to disarm the Militia, you will be considered, and treated as, a lawless and illicit element.
The website goes on to say that the Militia is opposed to "hateful ideologies, racism, anti-zionism, or ideologies that seek to overthrow the government or use explosives or terrorist tactics to further a political objective", so that's something. On the other hand, it seems that they aren't interested in having any Muslims or Wiccans joining up.

So far the "Commanding Officer" is still looking for things like an XO, 1st Sergeant, and Lawyer, so it appears to just be in the planning stages right now. Maybe this commenter from over at "Free In Idaho" will be joining up.

Seriously, though, with the political divisions we're seeing in our country, I'm afraid this sort of thing is on the upswing. A lot of people I really respect believe that the government is going too far, and believe that a person is within their rights to violently oppose law officers coming onto their property to serve warrants. (Needless to say, I strongly disagree with this philosophy.) I just hope Idaho won't again become a gathering-place for those willing to put that belief into action.

10 Comments:

Blogger reddog said...

Many people were worried that the Bush administration would declare martial law and suspend elections. I am one.

I think the only reason they didn't, is fear that the enlisted community would not go along. I don't think I'm a paranoid nut.

10/12/2008 1:42 AM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

I guess it all depends on if you think President Bush is evil. I don't think he is; I think he's honestly doing what he thinks is right for the country, and believes in the country's democratic traditions. Of course, those who disagree can always come up with "evidence" for their theories. ("The only reason he didn't plant WMDs in Iraq / attack Iran / put all liberals in Halliburton-built prison camps is because we revealed his diabolical plans on Democratic Underground or some other anti-Bush website".)

10/12/2008 8:53 AM

 
Blogger King said...

While I personally no longer support Bush, I do find it amusing that the most ardent Bush detractors simultaneously paint Bush as both a bumbling moron and a devious evil mastermind. Clearly, he cannot be both at the same time.

10/12/2008 11:38 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BDS - Bush Derangement Syndrome. Currently being phased out in favor of MDS and PDS. With PDS being the most vitriolic.

10/12/2008 12:38 PM

 
Blogger Mike said...

"A lot of people I really respect believe that the government is going too far, and believe that a person is within their rights to violently oppose law officers coming onto their property to serve warrants."

That depends...did they knock on my door and ask to speak with me, or did they kick down the door in the middle of the night without even bothering to identify themselves?

Act like a criminal, expect to get treated as such until I can determine otherwise.

10/12/2008 12:38 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Many people were worried that the Bush administration would declare martial law and suspend elections. I am one."

Reddog - you are a paranoid nut.

SSNCOB

10/12/2008 5:08 PM

 
Anonymous ew-3 said...

More likely they are worried about an ACORN tree taking root.
Starting to think myself our country may be turning the corner in a rather bad way.

10/12/2008 6:08 PM

 
Blogger beebs said...

I am a paranoid nut. The militia movement was swept under the rug after the OKC bombing.

But have you noticed the BATF AND FBI
burning down any churches after the Waco incident?

10/13/2008 11:35 PM

 
Anonymous BillH said...

Bubblehead, you've sure got some wacky commenters here ;-)

10/14/2008 7:47 AM

 
Anonymous militiacommander said...

Hopefully I will always be seen as paranoid and delusional. If ever I seem rational and reasoned, it will be because things have taken a turn for the worse and it becomes obvious the militias were right all along.

CPT James Ambrose
Idaho Citizens' Constitutional Militia
Commanding Officer
www.idahomilitia1.com

12/22/2008 7:32 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home