SPLC Report: Return of the MilitiasQuicklink submitted by Margaret Bassett Permalink
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|The 1990s saw the rise and fall of the virulently antigovernment 'Patriot' movement, made up of paramilitary militias, tax defiers and so-called 'sovereign citizens.' Sparked by a combination of anger at the federal government and the deaths of political dissenters at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, the movement took off in the middle of the decade and continued to grow even after 168 people were left dead by the 1995 bom|
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