Meet the Citadel. CNS:
A group of like-minded patriots, bound together by pride in American exceptionalism, plan on building an armed community to protect their liberty.
The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho. The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who “voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson’s ideal of Rightful Liberty.”
According to the Citadel website, Rightful Liberty means that “neighbors keep their noses out of other neighbors’ business, that neighbors live and let live.”
I know. Bunch of racist kooks who hate gays and Mexicans, amiright? I mean, don’t they know it takes a village — and by village, we of course mean big centralized government and the sticky, obtrusive tentacles of its ubiquitous bureaucratic octopi? After all, how else will those with no discernible skills save the ability to articulate the rationale for willing enslavement ever expect to enjoy the real freedom that comes with surrendering any pretense of self-sufficiency?
Residents should also agree that being “prepared for the emergencies of life and being proficient with the American icon of Liberty — the Rifle — are prudent measures.”
Some of the benefits of the Citadel community include a safe, well-prepared, patriotic community where children will be educated in school, not indoctrinated.
The community will be protected by a perimeter wall that will be inaccessible to “tourists.” Each neighborhood within the community will have lower walls, dividing the town into defensible sections.
Not to go to far afield here, but let me just point out that in addition to creating an insular and self-sufficient community built around the ideas of individual autonomy, American exceptionalism, patriotism, and a prepared, voluntary community that in times of crisis can join together to resist economic collapse, natural disaster, or, say, disruptions to the power grid — such an arrangement is also kick ass should the zombies arrive.
While Citadel may sound wonderful to many who are reading this, the community has posted a warning on their home page:
“Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.”
Citadel says that every patriot selected to live within the community “will voluntarily agree to follow the footsteps of our Founding Fathers by swearing to one another our lives, our fortunes and our Sacred Honor to defend one another and Liberty against all enemies, foreign and domestic.“
That sounds a bit like the oath taken by our elected officials — and yet when it’s ripped out of the context of just giving rote lip service to antiquated ideas as a kind of homage to our history, it sounds rather fringe extremist crazy, does it not?
I mean, swearing to one another your lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in an effort to secure the blessings of liberty and to live unmolested by a Leviathan who has laid claim to your life, labor, and property?
Sounds pretty nuts to me.
In fact, these people sound like they may have mental health issues — and should therefore be prevented from owning and bearing arms. As part of the “compromise” on gun-control that we’ll soon be told we must adopt in our best interests. And for the children.
— Which means that their very desire to live a life based on the Founding principles and the Constitution as written is itself proof that these folks are dangerous extremists with mental health issues who must therefore be disarmed, by force, if necessary. Live and let live? Seriously? That sounds a lot like resisting tithing “your fair share” to the centralized government, who allows you to live on its lands and use its roads.
Somebody go slap a power dress on Janet Reno. Sounds like we’ve got ourselves an insurrection that needs puttin’ down. For freedom!