By now we’ve all heard the news of a so-called “Christian” militia broken up by FBI and local law enforcement in Michigan. The Hutaree, an extremist survivalist group claiming their name means “Christian soldiers,” had planned to kill a cop (possibly even the cop’s entire family) and then bomb the funeral procession. Their plan was then to retreat onto their property and booby-trap it with tripwire IED’s for a final standoff with government forces because they believed the Antichrist had already been revealed and God had ordered them to survive “using equipment.”
Aside from the fact that these folks were complete lunatics, their plan had to be taken seriously because equally loony extremists had caused deadly standoffs with law enforcement before (think Branch Davidians). Hutaree leaders, during the raids on their homes, called members of other local militias and begged for help; each and every one turned them away. Militias, for the most part, are typically comprised of freedom-loving citizens who merely wish to obey the law. This particular militia was one of a couple that had proven itself dangerous to others. It was absolutely right to raid and arrest them.
Almost immediately, liberal bloggers and the MSM pointed to the fact that they called themselves Christians and pinned it all on conservatives. Just as they’d done after Bill Sparkman’s suicide, they instantly jumped to the conclusion that this militia had sprung up because of Obama’s presidency and they were out to kill liberals.
Now the truth has been revealed, and suddenly the press doesn’t want to touch it. All of the members of Hutaree were active voters. The first to be identified, 33-year-old Jacob J. Ward, is a registered Democrat.
So much for the argument that all the kooks are conservatives.