Here's one thing to consider in this story of the census worker found dead in rural Kentucky in the Daniel Boone National Forest; if he was murdered, it probably wasn't by tea-partiers.
Dee Davis, president of the Center for Rural Strategies in Whitesburg, told the AP that Clay County is economically poor and has a "pretty wild history of a black market economy, a drug economy."
"I don't think there is any deep-seated hatred of government there," he said. "Government is not seen as the enemy, except for people who might fear getting caught for what they're doing."
Davis said it was a dangerous time of year for someone to go knocking on doors because marijuana producers are typically harvesting their crop. "It would be reckless."
The area also has seen a growth in methamphetamine production at crude labs in people's homes.
I have seen numerous stories over recent years of drug dealers creating pot farms or meth cookers out in the middle of nowhere in national parks and forests not unlike the moonshine stills of yesteryear; hikers and rangers have been killed for wandering into the wrong patch of forest.
The "fed" epitaph allegedly found on the body is probably more anti-FBI/DEA than anti-Washington. Not that those rural areas aren't leave-us-alone libertarian-conservative, but my guess it was more likely the druggies that did the dirty deed.