My Response To MIAC ReportBy Chuck BaldwinMarch 24, 2009
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By now, readers should be familiar with the Missouri Information AnalysisCenter (MIAC) report dated 02/20/09 and titled, "MIAC Strategic Report: TheModern Militia Movement."
In this dreadfully malicious and slanderous "lawenforcement sensitive" secret police report, Governor Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon;John Britt, Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety; JamesKeathley, Colonel, Missouri State Highway Patrol; and Van Godsey, Directorof MIAC categorize certain citizens as being potential violence-prone"militia members."
I would venture to guess that more than 75% of the entirepopulation of the United States would fit the MIAC's broad definition ofsomeone who would fall into the aforementioned category. According to the MIAC report, if you oppose any of the following, you couldqualify for being profiled as a potential dangerous "militia member":
The United Nations
The New World Order
The violation of Posse Comitatus
The Federal Reserve
The Income Tax
The Ammunition and Accountability Act
A possible Constitutional Convention
The North American Union
Universal Service Program
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
Again, I would bet that at least 75% of the American people would oppose atleast one or more items on the above list. Well, according to the MIACreport, that is sufficient to make them potential dangerous "militiamembers." However, it is the following statement contained in the MIAC report that isparticularly disturbing to yours truly.
Under the heading "PoliticalParaphernalia," the report states, "Militia members most commonly associatewith 3rd party political groups. It is not uncommon for militia members todisplay Constitutional [sic] Party, Campaign for Liberty, or Libertarianmaterial. These members are usually supporters of former PresidentialCandidate [sic]: Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr."
The obvious inference of the above statement links Ron Paul, Bob Barr, andmyself to potential dangerous "militia members." The broader implication isthat the millions of people who supported Ron Paul, Bob Barr, or myself arelikewise categorized as potential dangerous "militia members."
This is a classic case of broad-brushed police profiling. Can you imagine the falloutof this preposterous report had the names Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, andMaxine Waters been used instead of the names Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, andBob Barr? Accordingly, Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and I wrote a formal letter to theabove-named Missouri officials demanding "that the following-describeddocument be immediately removed from any and all websites associated with ormaintained by the state of Missouri or any agency thereof, including theMIAC; that the said document no longer be circulated by the state ofMissouri or any agency thereof or associated therewith; and that the stateof Missouri repudiate its references to the three of us contained therein."
To view the full text of our letter to Governor Nixon of Missouri, go here: http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/MIAC-Letter.pdf
Ladies and gentlemen, we simply cannot allow this kind of police profilingto continue.
I assure you, this phenomenon is not limited to the State of Missouri.
Every state that has a "Fusion Center" is being fed this kind ofnonsense on a regular basis. You and I are commonly referred to as"extremists" in these secret police reports. This has been happening inearnest for the past couple of months and is operating under the auspices ofthe federal Department of Homeland Security.
And people with a publicplatform (such as myself, Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and a host of others) are nowbeing singled out by name.
How long will it be before police agencies begin"picking up and hauling away" those people whose names are mentioned inthese reports? It may be sooner than we think.
To see if your state has a "Fusion Center," go here: http://www.dhs.gov/xinfoshare/programs/gc_1156877184684.shtm
The only thing that will stymie this nonsense is a huge public outcryopposing it. Yes, the people of this country (that means YOU) still have thepower to put a stop to this kind of totalitarian thinking.
If we do nothing,however, it will soon be too late to stop it. We either stop it now, or itwill quickly mushroom into a leviathan that will both monitor and controlthe personal opinions and speech of every man, woman, and child in this country.
No, I am not exaggerating. The Feds already monitor virtually every phone call, email, and publicspeech in the country. How long before these secret police reports will beused as justification to arrest and incarcerate people because of theirideas and opinions, labeling them as a "threat" or as "dangerous" to society?
Here is the contact information for the appropriate officials in Missouri:
Missouri Information Analysis Center
Division of Drugs & Crime Control
P. O. Box 568Jefferson City, MO 65102-0568
Phone: 573-751-6422Toll Free: 866-362-6422
And while you are at it, you should also contact the state police agency aswell as the governor's office in your state, especially if your state has a"Fusion Center" (see web site above).
Mark it down: if you have everpublicly opposed any of the above-mentioned issues or organizations, or have ever publicly supported an independent Presidential candidate, YOU ARE BEING PROFILED RIGHT NOW!
We await the State of Missouri's response. In the meantime, what are yougoing to do? P.S. Even as this column is being distributed, we have just received a replyfrom the Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, John Britt.
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