The Citadel An Armed Community

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The Citadel

Hundreds of families have signed up to join a new community dubbed the Citadel, an armed and 'defensible' fortress city where their freedoms and liberty will be fiercely protected.

Organizers have outlined plans for a community of 3,500 to 7,000 families of 'patriotic' Americans in western Idaho and more than 200 have already signed up through their website.

The group has already purchased 20 acres in the area where they intend to build an arms factory which will be used to fund the project.

Inside the individual neighborhood areas will each have lower walls dividing the town into defensible sections.

The community will live in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of rightful liberty which is described as 'neighbors keep their noses out of other neighbors' business, that neighbors live and let live.'

The bizarre plan emerged as sales of firearms have soared amid growing demands for tougher gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in December.

A warning on the homepage reads: 'Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.'

According to the Citadel website states that residents will bound by the following principles:


·         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.


Anyone planning on joining the Citadel community is expected to be proficient with a rifle and to be 'prepared for the emergencies of life'.

In return the Citadel will offer a safe, well-prepared, patriotic community where children will be educated in school, not indoctrinated.

The website carries an advert to an associated gun retailer which urges visitors to 'buy an AR before it's too late' - referring to military-type assault rifles as used by gunman Adam Lanza during the Sandy Hook massacre.

Following the shootings at the elementary school in New Town, Connecticut are underway to make the sale of such weapons illegal, which is seen by some groups as an attack on their liberties.

The Citadel website says that people selected to live in 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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I like it, I would live in a place like this.  I hope they are successful and can expand into other communities.  I dare Walmart to try to come and build a store there.


faith's picture

We need one in West Houston!

We already have a walled-in, heavily guarded community in Houston, its called the River Oaks.

Mason's picture

These are not the first people to try this, the others were toppled by the U.S. Government over safety concerns.

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