Well, if it were in a former Soviet state, they might just call them “freedom fighters”.
Sarah Palin’s ties to Alaskan Independence Party are played down – Los Angeles Times
For all but two months from 1995 to 2002, the governor’s husband was registered as an Alaskan Independence Party member, according to the Alaska Division of Elections.
With McCain’s campaign emphasizing patriotism — his latest slogan is “Country First” — the Palins’ links to a party founded by the late secessionist gold miner Joe Vogler could prove awkward.
“I’m an Alaskan, not an American,” Vogler is quoted as saying elsewhere on the partyâ..s website. “I’ve got no use for America or her damned institutions.”