Nancy Willing posts a piece by Judson Bennett, who actually attended the SCCOR meeting at which John Atkins and Colin Bonini spoke. You should read it all, but at the very least I commend to you the following snippets:
I was there for the sole reason of learning first hand exactly what this group is about, its goals, and method of operation. Ron Macarthur, a reporter from the Cape Gazette was there, as well, and I'm sure he will be presenting his perspective for the local newspaper.
The way I see it, contrary to rumors and innuendo, this growing group is neither a regiment, a quasi military group, or a radical organization of any kind. It is merely a group of ordinary, like -minded, hard working Sussex County citizens from a variety of back grounds who are seriously concerned about their financial futures and how this aspect of their lives is affected by both local and national politics. SCCOR (as it is called) is basically a conservative, political organization (not necessarily all Republicans ) for all intents and purposes whose members believe fervently in the constitution, are deeply concerned about the way things are going under the Obama administration, and indeed want to bring about political change. The organization and its members definitely intend and hope to be a viable political force in Delaware that will affect the outcome of future elections. They have already formed a PAC Fund called SCCOR-PAC which has begun to raise money and will contribute to political campaigns in the next election cycle.
Ah, but they've called themselves "a regiment," they've used American flags and crossed rifles as part of their iconography, they quoted Michael Savage ... and we all know how to read between the lines.
Face it, folks: there are still a few shreds of the US Constitution left, and there are those of us (like me, not even subscribing to their political beliefs or goals) who are going to keep calling bullshit every single time you employ your Absolutist rhetoric in an attempt to demonize other American citizens who have committed no crimes, and threaten--even by implication--their rights to free speech and free association.
Be as derisive as you like about their agenda, but stop pretending that you have even the slightest evidence that these people are anything except what they have presented themselves as.