There has been much ado about the American Police Force and poor little River City...I mean Hardin, MT. Harold Hill, I mean Mike Hilton, and his American Police Force were portrayed by both the right and left as symptomatic of some dire conspiracy to arrest millions and set them up for internment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Music_Man However, it is much simpler, Ocham's Razor wise, Hilton was just a confidence man, trickster, bunko artist, flim-flam man, nothing more. http://www.helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/article_102a88a8-b833-11de-a783-001cc4c03286.html From the start I was not impressed with the hype, including that on Michelle Malkin. http://michellemalkin.com/2009/09/30/whats-happening-in-hardin-montana/ At worst it was just another privately run prison program with a bad PR stunt. At best it was what it really was, a modern day version of 76 Trombones.
Chuck Baldwim was really exercised and I was very disappointed in him. Usually johnny-on-th-spot on most issues, he let the worst of the conspiracy theories get one up on him. http://www.vdare.com/baldwin/091009_ravenwood.htm
It is best to eschew conspiracy theories, but sometimes they are true, but this wasn't one of them. Not that I don't think things aren't happening for ill for most of America, but those are quite in the open. Communists and peodophiles openly populate the Obama Regime. http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-722-Conservative-Politics-Examiner~y2009m7d17-Van-Jones-Green-Jobs-Czar-a-selfdescribed-communist-arrested-during-Rodney-King-riots http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/09/audio-obamas-safe-schools-czar-admits.html http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/10/obamas-regulatory-czar-defends.html
But then it was no secret that Communists like Bill Ayers supported Obama. You just have to see the real danger and separate it from the merry pranksters like Harold Hill. Conservatives, lets be a little smarter.