A group of survivalists are planning to build a giant medieval-style fortress, where everyone will be required to carry guns and defend against invaders.
According to the Associated Press, the walled city, called the 'Citadel,' would be built in the woods in Benewah County, Idaho. The fortress/city is planning to hold 7000 people, houses, schools and, of course, a gun factory.
There has been a rush to buy guns in Idaho and in other Midwest states ever since President Obama has supported gun registration as well as the banning of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Those who live in the Citadel would have to own an AR-15 rifle, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and enough supplies to withstand the collapse of society. If Congress reinstates the 1994 ban on assault weapons, then the Citadel would have its own gun factory to produce them.
Residents would also be required to carry a side arm whenever visiting the town center, presumably to protect themselves from one another.
A website promoting the Citadel states, “Marxists, Socialists, Liberals, and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles."
Oddly, the Citadel's big government intrusive rules actually sound very Marxist.
The Citadel will have no actual leader, but rather "community liberty," Christian Kerodin, a convicted felon who is a promoter of the project, told the Associated Press.
Apparently, Kerodin is not aware that this type of collectivism sounds very much like socialism.
Last month, Glenn Beck revealed his plans to build a self-sustaining community named 'Independence, USA.' Beck’s city would be cut off from the rest of the country and isolated from the propaganda that Beck believes Americans are exposed to.
“The people behind the Citadel are like 12-year-old boys talking about the tree house, or the secret underground city they’re going to build some day,” said Southern Poverty Law Center spokesperson Mark Potok.
Several hundred people have already paid the $208 application fee to live in the Citadel if it is developed. No construction has begun on the fortress, but organizers have already purchased 20 acres of land.
Many Idaho residents are skeptical about the idea, especially Citadel residents defending themselves against invaders.
Source: Associated Press