And from that same article, you ignored the following:
Originally Posted by lizzie
The report, released Thursday, finds that while there were 149 such groups active in the U.S. when Obama was sworn in, in January 2009, the number today is 1,274 -- an increase of more than 755 percent over the first three years of the Obama administration.
The SPLC defines the "patriot" movement as made up of conspiracy-minded individuals who see the federal government as their primary enemy. The movement includes paramilitary militias as well as groups of "sovereign citizens," who believe they are not subject to federal or state laws, nor obligated to pay federal taxes, according to SPLC.
The center also reports a steady rise in the number of hate groups in America -- from 604 in 2000, to more than 1,000 last year. Those include anti-gay groups, anti-Muslim groups, black separatists and "Christian Identity" groups, which hold racist and anti-Semitic views that overlap with neo-Nazi beliefs.
The spike in these groups can be attributed to a combination of factors, including the sluggish economy, radical propaganda and anxiety over the election of a black president, [the SPLC's Mark] Potok said.
Potok said although many individuals involved in patriot militias are not criminals, a handful of these groups have been responsible for a significant amount of violence in recent years.
Now once again, where is the intellectual dishonesty from SPLC? It seems that you are the one who is acting in such a manner.