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Subject: Paranoia as Patriotism: Linda Thompson

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                     Linda Thompson

Self-proclaimed "Acting Adjunct General" of the "Unorganized
Militia of the United States," Linda Thompson is an
influential figure in the militia movement. She is a lawyer in
Indianapolis and chairman of the American Justice Federation,
which describes itself as "a group dedicated to stopping the
New World Order and getting the truth out to the American
public." Thompson claims to have contact with militias in all
50 states. She appears frequently at militia gatherings and
gun shows to lecture and sell her videos "Waco, The Big Lie,"
and "Waco II - The Big Lie Continues." The latter, she claims,
"proves conclusively the government murdered 100 men, women
and children at Mr. Carmel in April, 1993." She also sells
other propaganda material such as "The Traitor Files," which
purport to link "Bill and Hillary Clinto to a
Marxist-Terrorist network."

Thompson's most ambitious undertaking to date was a planned
militia march on Washington, D.C., on September 19, 1994,
where an ultimatum was to be delivered to the government. The
ultimatum commanded members of Congress to initiate
legislation that would, among other things, repeal the 14th,
16th and 17th Amendments to the Constitution, and the Brady
Law and NAFTA. Thompson ordered all participants to come
"armed and in uniform," and that besides delivering the
ultimatum, "The militia will arrest Congressmen who have
failed to uphold their oaths of office, who will then be tried
for Treason by citizens' courts." Realizing after several
months that support for her march was lacking, Thompson called
it off.

Thompson continues to appear at rallies and conferences around
the country, on radio and on computer bulletin boards,
promoting the militia cause and calling down thunder upon the
American government and its law enforcement agencies. On the
subject of the Oklahoma bombing, she said: "I genuinely
believe the government did this bombing... I mean, who's got a
track record of killing children?" (Anti-Defamation League,

                       Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. [Special Report] Paranoia as Patriotism:
Far-Right Influences on the Militia Movement. 1995.

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