A great example would be the local we had county council member who is on the planing commission introduce zoning proposal that would create a 660 foot "construction zone" around fuel pipelines that would require property owners to simply contact the pipeline ope rater to let them know they where going to be doing work as part of the permitting process. It would not prevent them from developing their property in any way just make it so that the pipeline operaters where aware of the work going on and allow them a chance to coordinate with the property owner to help to insures that no damage is done to the pipeline that could cause it to fail down the line. Something that especially considering it was very old construction damage that only 11 years ago the Olympic pipeline ruptured in whatcom falls park spilling thousands of gallons of gas into the creek, before it ignited killing 3 young boys. But with out even reading the facts that they would not be limited on what they could and could not do, these people feed by the Anti government propaganda machine came crawling out of the wood work saying that the county was trying to take their land away from them.
Then their is the other contingent among them the ones that know they are on the waining cycle of power and can see the writing on the wall, they can see that their hard line core social and political values (and in many cases economic) are no longer the ones that hold sway with a large number of the voters, nor with the ever increasing population of young voters, and this scares them. These scared people then start to very loudly "protest" against the changes that they see as inevitable, in the hopes that if they do it loud enough that they can get people to think that they have more power then the acutely do, and thus hold on to what little power they have left for just a little bit longer. They are the most dangerous because if they can get those that are willing to be willfully ignorant (and willing to let their security blanket of fear direct them) then they have a chance of taking back real power and doing real harm, as these are the ones that are the acting out in violence these are the ones that actually wish to really take and remove the rights and to put back in their place those who they feel threatened by, these are the ones that we have to be worried about.
From my prospective these increasingly are the ones that are taking over the Tea Party movement, it is a movement that in my opinion is increasingly more threatening as its penitent for violence, and it's radicalism seems to continue to grow the more time passes. Yet the more radical it grows the more fallows it seems to attract, in my opinion this is the party that needs to have a close eye keeps on it, and it is the party that unless things especially economically in this country and not Wall Street, economically Main Street then they will continue to become more of a threat as more people willing to just go along with the security blanket of fear as they continue to look around and see things in the country going poorly will continue to flock to them as they provide a target for that fear and an outlet for their frustration at the situations they find them selves in.
As always thank you for reading and comments are always welcome. :-)