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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | April 27, 1995
On the morning a murderous explosion tore through a federal building in Oklahoma, Johnny M. Johnson and other members of the Texas Constitutional Militia were in Waco, Texas, attending a memorial service for the victims of the 1993 federal assault on the Branch Davidian compound. He had been at Waco during the fiery siege itself, and left a changed man.For the Houston businessman and thousands of like-minded "Patriots" -- the name taken by citizen militias and others who support a strict interpretation of the Constitution -- it was the point at which they decided the federal government was out of control, bent on tyranny.
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Thomas F. Schaller | December 27, 2011
To look at him, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul seems harmless. He's cute and contrarian. He wears poorly fitting suits. He's decidedly un-slick. You almost want to pat him on the head. So we're not supposed to criticize Dr. Paul as a nutjob who subscribes to some rather wacky ideas. And subscribe is the operative word here, folks: The newsletters Dr. Paul published for nearly two decades during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are chock full of racist, homophobic and anti-new world order rants.
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By Loretta J. Ross | June 5, 1995
WORKERS HAVE now recovered the final missing bodies from the scene of the Oklahoma bombing. But amid the rubble a basic fact has been neglected: Racism and anti-Semitism are inherent in the militia movement.The militia movement is the fast-growing wing of the white supremacist movement, and to ignore the bigotry of the militia movement is to miss the beat. As reported in the media, Timothy McVeigh, who is accused of masterminding the Oklahoma City bombing, is a blatant racist and was reprimanded for his bigotry by the Army.
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October 4, 2011
I wasn't surprised to see that the peanut gallery on the far right has no objection to the Obama administration's use of extra-judicial murder against people it deems sufficiently anti-American (whether or not they have actually committed a crime). ("Cheney praises Obama after strike against cleric," Oct. 3.) Since the right wing in this country seems to feel murder of anyone they don't agree with is perfectly fine, I suggest we start to apply the same policy to some of the homegrown, right-wing terror groups in this country that have so far enjoyed the safety provided by the United States while at the same time calling for the violent overthrow of the government.
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October 4, 2011
I wasn't surprised to see that the peanut gallery on the far right has no objection to the Obama administration's use of extra-judicial murder against people it deems sufficiently anti-American (whether or not they have actually committed a crime). ("Cheney praises Obama after strike against cleric," Oct. 3.) Since the right wing in this country seems to feel murder of anyone they don't agree with is perfectly fine, I suggest we start to apply the same policy to some of the homegrown, right-wing terror groups in this country that have so far enjoyed the safety provided by the United States while at the same time calling for the violent overthrow of the government.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | July 13, 1995
Paris. -- A recent report by the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith has drawn attention to the international scale of the so-called skinhead movement, which began in Britain in the 1970s.The report, issued in Washington, identified these groups with Nazism. The Anti-Defamation League's national director, Abraham Foxman, said: ''It is unbelievable that three generations after the Holocaust, we still hear the deadly march of Nazi thugs. . . . (W)e dare not ignore the first sounds of jackboots.
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Thomas F. Schaller | December 27, 2011
To look at him, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul seems harmless. He's cute and contrarian. He wears poorly fitting suits. He's decidedly un-slick. You almost want to pat him on the head. So we're not supposed to criticize Dr. Paul as a nutjob who subscribes to some rather wacky ideas. And subscribe is the operative word here, folks: The newsletters Dr. Paul published for nearly two decades during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are chock full of racist, homophobic and anti-new world order rants.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Portraying themselves as law-abiding citizens who decry violence, several militia leaders warned Congress yesterday to heed the public's growing distrust of government and take action to allay citizens' fears."
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By Lloyd George Parry and Lloyd George Parry,Special to the sun | January 14, 1996
"A Force Upon the Plain: The American Militia Movement and the Politics of Hate," by Kenneth S. Stern. Simon & Schuster.303 pages. $24 Richard Nixon once characterized the federal bureaucratic mentality as "nozzle adjusting," i.e. the belief that government has the right and duty to regulate every facet of Americans' lives up to and including reaching into our showers to control the water's flow and temperature.For the past 25 years, the federal nozzle adjusters have spun a cocoon of oppressive, job-killing environmental rules around millions of hapless rednecks who, due to lack of proper breeding, had the bad taste to inhabit the vast inconsequential stretches of open real estate between the East and West coasts.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | July 12, 1995
WASHINGTON -- In Northern California, county recorder Karen Mathews was beaten, slashed with a knife and had a gun pressed to her head after she refused to accept bogus legal filings from local tax protesters.In western Montana, municipal Judge Martha Bethel learned someone had planted a pipe bomb in a highway culvert on her route to work after she refused to dismiss traffic tickets against a local militia member.Last month, Judge Bethel said, federal officials told her a contract had been issued "for my murder."
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | July 13, 1995
Paris. -- A recent report by the Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith has drawn attention to the international scale of the so-called skinhead movement, which began in Britain in the 1970s.The report, issued in Washington, identified these groups with Nazism. The Anti-Defamation League's national director, Abraham Foxman, said: ''It is unbelievable that three generations after the Holocaust, we still hear the deadly march of Nazi thugs. . . . (W)e dare not ignore the first sounds of jackboots.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Portraying themselves as law-abiding citizens who decry violence, several militia leaders warned Congress yesterday to heed the public's growing distrust of government and take action to allay citizens' fears."
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By Loretta J. Ross | June 5, 1995
WORKERS HAVE now recovered the final missing bodies from the scene of the Oklahoma bombing. But amid the rubble a basic fact has been neglected: Racism and anti-Semitism are inherent in the militia movement.The militia movement is the fast-growing wing of the white supremacist movement, and to ignore the bigotry of the militia movement is to miss the beat. As reported in the media, Timothy McVeigh, who is accused of masterminding the Oklahoma City bombing, is a blatant racist and was reprimanded for his bigotry by the Army.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | April 27, 1995
On the morning a murderous explosion tore through a federal building in Oklahoma, Johnny M. Johnson and other members of the Texas Constitutional Militia were in Waco, Texas, attending a memorial service for the victims of the 1993 federal assault on the Branch Davidian compound. He had been at Waco during the fiery siege itself, and left a changed man.For the Houston businessman and thousands of like-minded "Patriots" -- the name taken by citizen militias and others who support a strict interpretation of the Constitution -- it was the point at which they decided the federal government was out of control, bent on tyranny.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1999
Baltimore native David Hoffman wrote a book called "The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror." Now he's involved in the politics of turmoil."
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Sun Staff Writer | May 7, 1995
Far from running and hiding, several citizen militia groups across the country are capitalizing on their new-found notoriety, responding to a deluge of calls and letters they claim to have received and encouraging sympathetic Americans to join up.For every few members the militia movement may have lost because of publicity surrounding the Oklahoma City bombing, it has gained twice as many more supporters, militia spokesmen from Montana to Florida contend.People...
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