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Leader of the Montana Oath Keepers ‘just an American’
« on: May 16, 2010, 12:55:14 pm »

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_d3802772-608a-11df-b185-001cc4c002e0.html

Are they defenders of the Constitution or anti-government extremists?
DIVIDING LINES: ‘Patriots,’ ‘Oath Keepers’ rattle Big Timber

   
ED KEMMICK Of The Gazette Staff | Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 12:20 am | (33) Comments

Leader of the Montana Oath Keepers ‘just an American’

In his writings, online and in the Oath Keeper newspaper, Elias Alias covers a lot of traditional far-right territory.

He writes of the New World Order, jury nullification, the supremacy of county sheriffs, an “imposter government” and “a fascism consisting of the marriage of Wall Street and Washington, D.C.”

In an interview with The Gazette, however, Alias said his beliefs were not so easy to pigeonhole.

“I am an old artist, man. I’m as liberal-minded as you get… ...<snip>...
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BIG TIMBER — Kevin McCauley says he doesn’t know what all the fuss is about.

The Big Timber City Council member who helped start the Sweet Grass County Patriots said the group is based on the simple idea that Americans are “losing our constitutional government.”

He also insists that the organization, while motivated by national events, was not formed in opposition to President Barack Obama. Although the situation has worsened under Obama, he said, the country’s decline started “probably a hundred years ago.”

“I just think there’s a feeling that it’s really picking up speed,” he said. “Bush stepped on the gas pedal. Obama pressed it to the floor.” ...<snip>...
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