(CNN) — The number of American “patriot” extremist groups has reached a record level, according to a new study, and experts are warning of a wave of anti-government violence.
A report released Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Centercounted 1,360 “patriot” extremist groups in 2012 — up by 7% from 2011. The study defines patriot groups as anti-government militias driven by their fear that authorities will strip them of their guns and liberties.
“They believe the Constitution is being raped. With hate groups, things are going to get worse because they feel like they’re in battle,” said David Gletty a former FBI informant who spent time undercover with various militia and extremist groups. “It’s not surprising with their hatred of President (Barack) Obama that there are even more hate groups out there.
This news follows our recent discussion of nullification and interposition in the previous thread. And Hannity’s blurb.
The most striking line from the CNN article is this: “They believe the Constitution is being raped.”
I’m imagining that the vast majority of ‘them’ not only have an extremely primitive view of what the Constitution says, but also of how the U.S. Government is structured.
Ignorance is bliss unless you are on the other end of their AR15.