Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I was reading the news this morning.  The lead story is the arrest of Christian militia members plotting war against the US.  A few months ago, I would have thought nothing of it.  Just a bunch of crazies, and thank goodness the government stepped in to de-rail their plans.

Today, my perspective is different.  They may still be a bunch of crazies, but I'm not taking the government's word for it.  Except for the Christian part, I may be almost as crazy as these guys are.  I decided to see if their website was still up.  It is.  You can check it out at http://hutaree.com.  My first impression is of a group of citizens whose mental state lies somewhere on the scale between concerned and paranoid.  I'll reserve judgement for where they belong on that scale until we have more facts. 

IF they were plotting violence, the law should deal with them.   But this is still America.  Innocent until proven guilty.  I want to see Eric Holder's evidence before I make up my mind.

BTW, these guys at least have a sense of humor.  Check out the Beast Watch link on their website.  Scroll down to where it says "The Beast's Number (Humor)."