In an interview with Fox News' Shepard Smith, Andrea Harsh described her former fiancé's love of guns, violent opposition to President Obama, and support for Ron Paul as his three main preoccupations.
Meanwhile, Stone and his militia have gotten some support from fellow Ron Paul supporters. One, writing illiterately on a forum called the Gold is Money Forum (which is largely devoted to organizing support for both Ron Paul and his son Rand) writes (read here):
what did they do wrong .... all i have read was there in Jail ....... FOR WHAT ......... being arm and ready get you lock up now
Then there's this:
At least they're doing something. What are you doing?
And, worse, this post claiming that the Hutaree Militia were guilty of nothing other than being critical of Jews, and that's not against the law.
Worse than that was posted on the Ron Paul Forums, a website maintained by Ron Paul's political organization (read here). The author calls himself "torchbearer":
So this is how the jews felt in germany when the jackboots were rounding them up.
torchbearer ends this and every other of his posts with a link to campaign material for the Rand Paul for U.S. Senate campaign.
Speaking of the Rand Paul for Senate campaign, I found the following video posted in the same Gold is Money Forum that had the supporive messages for the Hutaree Militia (read here).
Rand Paul gave that pro-gun, anti-Obama speech the day before the Hutaree Militia arrests to an audience some of whom were ostentatiously armed with automatic weapons. He said
I'm not armed today, but I feel pretty safe. I feel like I have a private security detail out there.
UPDATE (3/30/10 4:30pm): Another connection. The Hutaree's YouTube page is mutually linked to a Liberty Tree YouTube page maintained by a Ron Paul supporter and apparent Hutaree Militia supporter. (Read here.) That YouTube user, "LibertyTreeRadio", posts videos of Hutaree Militia training, Ron Paul speeches and lectures on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories given in front of a Ron Paul banner. In the video embedded below, which was taken from the LibertyTreeRadio YouTube page, the speaker will tell you that Jews are not actually Jewish but Satanists of Central Asian descent, and that they control the world through the banking system.