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Since the FBI raid on the Michigan based Hutaree Christian militia, other Michigan militias are trying make it perfectly clear they do not have the same philosophy.

“Show, Shoot, Shout, Then Sip Some Tea With Us” is the slogan of the get together, and the primary objective is to take the stigma out of the word ‘militia’.

I think this is a really good idea.  Although I believe they are going to have trouble distancing themselves from Hutaree, because it seems like the only major difference is lack of religious extremism.  Guns, realistic training, disaster preparedness, and differing views on government are all still very prevalent;  those types of things are what will continue to frighten people.

I wish them the best of luck with their efforts.  It definitely looks like they have a fun day planned.

Visit the Michian Militia website – HERE

A November 2009 CNN video on them – HERE

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The anti-government Hutaree group, which described itself as a ‘Christian warrior’ group, allegedly planned to kill a police officer, then attack others during the funeral.

Source – L.A. Times

Hutaree Militia website – HERE

They have 4 videos up on YouTube (HERE).  For the most part, the videos just look like some average guys having a bit of fun by emulating a military style of dress and training.  There are a couple of things I raised my eyebrows at, one being the burning of the UN flag in the “Huratree Z-01” video.

Taking a look at their website, under the About Us section there are definitely signs of religious fanaticism.  Is there anything threatening though? Definitely not as far as I could see.

I always wonder in situations like this what the actual evidence was that they were planning an attack.  Perhaps someone that was scared of the training they were doing, and the views they have, and decided to try to get them into trouble? Maybe not.. but that definitely seems like a possibility.

If an attack actually will actually be prevented by arresting these people, I applaud a job well done.  Though, if this is a case of a group of people getting into trouble with the law because their views and practices differ from mainstream society, that is very troubling.

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CNN’s front page attempt to frighten the public:

They are not enemies of the government, they just want to be prepared if the government becomes the enemy

Hat Tip: Snowflakes In Hell

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By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia’, the ‘security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms’, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”

– John F. Kennedy, April 1960

Hell will freeze over before we would ever see Obama in a photo of comparable awesomeness.

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Pakistan army soldiers board into a vehicle as they leave after attending funeral prayer of their comrade Nadeem Moeen-ud-Din, who was killed in the Saturday’s helicopter crashed, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Lots more amazing photographs at The Boston Globe – HERE

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