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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:39 AM
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MT Group Demands Local Leaders Boot Feds, Form Militia, Protect Guns
A group of nearly 200 "extremely concerned citizens" in a small Montana county are demanding that local leaders fill out a "questionnaire" pledging to form a local militia, prohibit mandatory vaccinations, boot the EPA out of town, allow citizens to bear any type of gun, and require federal government employees to get written approval before approaching "any Citizen."

Organized in part by a group called Celebrating Conservatism, which is lead by a woman who quit the state GOP after complaining of "fake" Republicans, the questionnaire was presented this week to the county commissioners and sheriff of Ravalli County, according to the local Republic newspaper.

Celebrating Conservatism's worldview appears to be rooted in the militia movement. Last year it hosted Jack McLamb, head of the Idaho-based Police and Military Against the New World Order, which agitates against "world government rule."

Ravalli County, population 35,000, sits about an hour south of Missoula in southwestern Montana.

The Ravalli questionnaire, which you can read here, demands that local officials pledge:

  • To form and command a county militia of all citizens 18 or older. However, it adds: "Note: Women must serve, but not in a combat capacity unless the men are in danger of being overrun."

  • "To absolutely prohibit all efforts, Federal, State or city, that infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms including the requirement to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon and restrictions on the kinds of weapons one may possess and carry, eg., fully automatic, silenced, length of barrel, length of blade, opening mechanism of a knife, etc."

  • To require federal employees to obtain written permission from the sheriff before approaching local citizens.

  • "To prohibit mandatory vaccinations."

  • To prohibit federal employees from collecting census information beyond the number of adults in each home.

  • To block all Environmental Protection Agency employees from entering the country. (We should note here that the editor of the Republic tells us he knows of no EPA activity in the county.)

  • "To use the term 'peace officer' in lieu of the current law enforcement officer.'"

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http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/01/monta...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:43 AM
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1. If this happens the doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel need to leave.
Then keep anyone from leaving or entering the town.
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:43 AM
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2. I wish we could let a few states secede and get the hell
out of the union and take all the whackadoodles with them.
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RedCrayons Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:01 AM
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5. I'm afraid the whackadoodles are no longer located in just a few states
The estimated number of tax deniers in the US, for example, is now more than 500,000 people. Add in the sovereign citizens, militia guys, and other extremists who don't earn enough to obsess about taxes, and the true number is staggering.

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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:45 AM
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3. So they want their women to save their men's ass?
Typical.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:55 AM
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4. Is this where Cheney goes to hunt?
Or is that hide?
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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:08 AM
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6. Posturing.
It is like a small kid that threatens to run away when he know that his parents won't let him out of the house.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:53 AM
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7. Imagine being a census worker in that county
Even if violence were a remote possibility, can you imagine the verbal abuse that census workers would have to endure going from house to house? They'll definitely earn their pay - and then some!
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