"Citadel": celebrate America by walling yourself off from it

Nothing says "patriotism" - or at least a frenzied cry of "Wolverines!" - like this:

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."

...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.

..."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."

This might just be yet another attempt to take advantage of scared people living through difficult times a la all the special offers on rightwing radio shows. But, the 200+ families who've applied would presumably be serious.

While they certainly have a right to "Go Galt", they may in some ways be turning their backs on the U.S. And, that's not exactly the height of patriotism. Instead of trying to "take back America", they're running away.

If you move there and your block captain starts stocking up on Kool Aid or black Nikes, get out as soon as you can.