Extreme right-wing patriotism is a strange bird. Complain about the USA to that group and they’ll tell you to love it or leave it, commie, then turn right around and call the elected government every name in the book when it suits their purpose. But a few violent nutcases go much, much farther:
(TPM) Four Georgia men who belonged to a “fringe militia group” were arrested by FBI agents on Tuesday and charged with plotting an attack against U.S. citizens and federal employees using the biological toxin ricin.
Authorities say 73-year-old Frederick Thomas of Cleveland; 67-year-old Dan Roberts; 65-year-old Ray H. Adams; and 68-year-old Samuel J. Crump, all of Toccoa, Ga. began meeting in March 2011 as part of a covert group that called itself, well, the “covert group.”
The groups leader is quoted as saying there “is no way for us, as militiamen, to save this country, to save Georgia, without doing something that’s highly highly illegal. Murder. That’s fucking illegal, but it’s gotta be done”. Yes, nothing says you love your country and its founding document quite like plotting a terrorist attack to kill fellow innocent citizens and overthrow the constitutionally elected government.