ne. Historically they come from the KKK-type fringe (tax rebels opposed public support--think Alabama).
I called a few of the Connecticut chapter when I lived there, and, sure enough, they are mental patients on public support who believe that all problems will be solved if that very public support is halted. The part of the brain that spends the crazy check is out of touch with the part that does politics. Two separate cognitive functions that take input from opposite sources: government for money and anti-government for social interaction, which is largely paranoia, hate and other-control.
This metacognition closely resembles Aaron Beck's schema in that it is a jumble of cognitions in a single object. The other, the crazy check, is part of another schema-like metacogntion. You might think of an object as a "ball" but in this case, it is a linked chain of causal assumptions" this therefore that--thus--this therefore that--thus--this there for that, usually under certain environmental conditions. Empirical science, that descends from Aristotle's syllogism (matter-based approach, or materialism giving us physics and chemistry) as Socrates' dialectic thought process in implemented to create simple causal outputs. This works in (boring) chemistry, but not in reality, which helps to explain why civilization (the process motivated by the dialectic method, or sub-process) can kill humans efficiently, but cannot make peace -- the complexities of humanity, which can not be calculated causally, but must be comprehended consciously, is simply not part of the empirical process. Further, causal chains can go wrong anywhere along the line, and with the psychotic (tea party) they will probably go wrong in the first :therefore" or "thus"
Aaron beck sought to suppress schemas (or bury memories) by creating alternative schemas -- thus continuing the chain of synthesized jumbles of cognitions -- where does it end? when humanity stops rationalizing metacognitions and gets to reality -- the memory part leads to the working memory approach to executive function (in the prefrontal cortex), it usually measures capacity showing an assessment background linked to IQ which not only completely ignores consciousness, but also emotion, and especially emotional intelligence -- cognitive types don't have a cognitive definition for consciousness except to borrow Freud's "dark place." Thus, they lack conscience, and must be...