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Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP

Anti-government resistance now the beating heart of GOP

Some folks thought it was "inflammatory." Some said it was "irresponsible," others, "absurd," still others, "disappointing." Those are some of the words affronted conservatives used in emails last month to describe my column on the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. In it, I noted how Timothy McVeigh's act of domestic terrorism shed light on a movement of like-minded zealots motivated, as he was, by hatred of the federal government and rejection of its authority. "Twenty years ago," I wrote, "the idea of anti-government resistance seemed confined to a lunatic fringe operating in the shadows beyond the mainstream....

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