CNSNews.com reported Saturday that a group calling itself Citadel plans to purchase up to 3,000 acres of land in Western Idaho to create their own community, free of hybrid autos, political correctness and, well, liberals. As its website states, “Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.”
Its purpose and guiding principles can also be found on Citadel’s website
“The Citadel is a developing community of Patriots in the mountains of Idaho who believe in Jefferson’s Rightful Liberty and have chosen to live amongst one another, who have sworn their Lives, their Fortunes and their Sacred Honor to defend one another and Liberty.”
As the name implies, the community will include a fortress. One to forty-acre homesites would be available outside the fortress walls, and quarter-acre to one-acre parcels within the walls. Condominium units would be located within the wall’s towers, and would range from 981 to 3,925 square feet.
Planned communities based on common interests are nothing new — Florida certainly has its share of golf communities, and yachting communities can occasionally be found. But communities based on a philosophical mindset are far and few.
The closest example would be the town of Ave Maria, built around Ave Maria University, 35 miles northeast of Naples, Fla.
The town was established by Domino’s Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan in partnership with the Barron Collier Co., an agricultural and real estate developer.
At the time, BrianStevens.com reported that the community would “be governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles, with no place to get an abortion, pornography or birth control.” Since then, Monaghan has refuted that statement according to NaplesNews.com.
With respect to Citadel, “The website has a link to applications where prospective residents can sign up. According to Citadel, more than 200 families have completed applications, even before any land has been purchased,” according to CNSNews.com.
Read more at CNSNews.com.
The following clip described Ave Maria, Fla.