Patriotic Group To Build Armed ‘Defensible’ Community In Idaho

By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | From | On Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Artist concept of the Citadel community
Artist concept of the Citadel community

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.”

Citadel explains that residents in the community will be bound by the following:

  • Patriotism
  • Pride in American Exceptionalism
  • Our proud history of Liberty as defined by our Founding Fathers, and
  • Physical preparedness to survive and prevail in the face of natural catastrophes –such as Hurricanes Sandy or Katrina — or man-made catastrophes such as a power grid failure or economic collapse.

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.

The website has a link to applications where prospective residents can sign up. According to Citadel, more than 200 families have completed applications, even before any land has been purchased.

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.”

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3 thoughts on “Patriotic Group To Build Armed ‘Defensible’ Community In Idaho

  1. I love this idea and hope it spreads to all States. I am concerned if there would be a place for the elderly like myself and the disabled. I am a firm follower of FREEDOM. I do believe every rule and regulation chips away at freedom. Our founding Fathers were very much aware of this, thus we have our Constitution, just enough rules to prevent anarchy and protect our privacy. I wonder how it’s structure would prevent it from becoming a socialistic commune. It is time to read or reread “Animal Farm”. If kept from going into such a Socialist direction, I am all for it.

    Ken C

  2. Strange that there is no mention of governing structure, complying with all existing state and federal laws, nor is there any mention of the Constitution.

    I am also sure there will be many lawsuits claiming discrimination, etc. The EPA will also try to slow it down with their shennigans.

  3. What an excellent idea! I hope more people in more states try to get the same thing going in their respective states. I am a firm believer in Thomas Jefferson’s words. George Washington was and is considered the father of our country, I believe Jefferson was right up there with him.

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