Where: Leith, North Dakota, population 19, though some say it might be as high as 24. It's two hours southwest of Bismarck, if that helps. Or just knock on the door of this house:
How to sign up: Move to Leith and ask any of the 19 to 24 residents if they know where Cobb lives.
Creator: According to their site, III Citadel was developed within the Patriot blogosphere last year. The only real "leader" is this Thomas Jefferson quote on rightful liberty: "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."
Type of extremism: They say Patriots, we say some sort of heavily-armed libertarian-Tea Party hybrid. As Glenn Beck wondered on his show, is it "militaristic, isolationist, a recipe for disaster, or is it some sort of constitutional utopia?"
Rundown: In their words, the Citadel is "a developing community of Patriots, currently evolving in the mountains of Idaho. We believe in Jefferson's Rightful Liberty and have chosen to live amongst one another, have sworn our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor to defend one another and Liberty." The community would consist of an inner, walled off "urban" area and a surrounding rural area for farming. According to their Patriot Agreement residents have to be up for things like "annually demonstrat[ing] proficiency with the rifle of his/her choice by hitting a man-sized steel target at 100 yards," if they're 13 or older. Same goes for handguns, but with targets 25 yards away. And you need to "maintain one AR15 variant in 5.56mm NATO, at least 5 magazines and 1,000 rounds of ammunition." Basically, you need to like guns.
Where: They haven't quite gotten that far yet. According to their website it'll be somewhere in Benewah country, in the mountains of Idaho. They've purchased 20 acres of land there, where they intend to open a gun factory. Remember what we said about guns?
How to sign up: It cost $208 to apply, but the good thing is they'll refund your money if they reject you, minus a $33 administrative fee.
Creator: Cory Burnell, who also works as a financial advisor.
Type of extremism: Christian fundamentalism. Their motto is "Forsake the Empire, Seek the Kingdom!" which sounds like it could be from the Bible, but it's not.
Rundown: Basically, America is a heathen land. According to ChristianExodius.org:
ChristianExodus.org was founded in November of 2003 in response to the moral degeneration of American culture, and the rampant corruption among the powers that be. The initial goal was to move thousands of Christian constitutionalists to South Carolina to accelerate the return to self-government based upon Christian principles at the local and State level. This project continues to this day, with the ultimate goal of forming an independent Christian nation that will survive after the decline and fall of the financially and morally bankrupt American empire.
Where: They were thinking South Carolina, but they realized it's hard to take over an entire state. Or, as they put it on their site, "the chains of our slavery and dependence upon godless government have more of a hold on us than can be broken by simply moving to another State."