These Guys (and Gals) Don't Scare Me
Once again the Michigan Citizens' Militia is in the news. It seems they are growing again and that has some on the left worried. Should they be? That depends on their true intentions. The members of these groups were very critical of Bush for failing to secure the border and his failure to secure our national sovereignty. If they criticized a semi-conservative Bush for it will they let an out and out leftist get away with it?
If the Constitution and the entire Bill of Rights, not just the parts the left agrees with, are respected then they have nothing to fear. I know several men who belong to the local unit and the things that they are most concerned about America ceding its sovereignty to an international organization, Jihadists, and a Federal Government going amok. I don't know with any degree of certainty that the current administration is planning to put people in concentration camps or re-education centers, but there are people associated with him who have expressed a desire to do some things that have me concerned. I am not alone and even that (sarc on) extreme right wing(sarc off) network MTV has carried a few warnings, though I'm not sure who the enemy they fear actually is.
I will say this about the men I know who belong to this outfit. They are good friends, good co-workers, and good neighbors who have a live and let-live attitude and generally mind their own business. You can safely turn your back on them and not fear what they will do. And they definitely are not racists, unless you define a racist as anyone who questions strict leftist orthodoxy, or unless you consider militant Islam a race. Actually they seem more concerned about international organizations and our failure to take the home Jihadists seriously than they are about Obama; they are not fond of him but consider him to be a puppet and are more concerned about his puppet-master.
Now the militia does contain a number of groups and some of them are a little strange, such as one that a few years ago was trying to take elected officials to court for failing to uphold the State Constitution (they considered the Federal Constitution dead) and were trying to put liens on the officials houses to force them into court. This appears to have been a small group and it does not seem to be around anymore.