Comment: I think you're confusing

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I think you're confusing

I think you're confusing terminology here. The DOJ distinguishes people a little differently than you do. When they talk about secessionists, neo-confederates, militia types, etc., they make a distinction between people who merely advocate certain political positions, and people who actively work towards a cause. You can be as anti-government, or racist, or a paranoid gun nut as you want, hell you can even publicly endorse the 9/11 attacks if you really want to be an asshole, but nobody's going to be watching you because you're considered armchair. Running your mouth and expressing an unpopular or even insane ideology is one thing and usually ignored until you actually start acting on that ideology. What they consider a secessionist and what you consider a secessionist are two entirely different things.