The Missouri HIghway Patrol is retracting the infamous MIAC report on militia activity.
The Missouri Highway Patrol this week retracted a controversial report on militia activity and will change how such reports are reviewed before being distributed to law enforcement agencies.
The Highway Patrol also will open an investigation into the origin of the report, which linked conservative groups with domestic terrorism and named former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin.
The Highway Patrol’s announcement followed a news conference in which Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, suggested putting the director of public safety on administrative leave and investigating how the report was produced.
Just a couple of days before the official retraction of the document, members of the Liberty Restoration Project visited Governor Jay Nixon’s office to ask why he had not complied with their request under Missouri’s Sunshine Law seeking information about the sources of the document. Here is the video they recorded:
Following the retraction of the document, Chuck Baldwin wrote the following response:
Well, there is still hope for liberty after all! After multiple thousands of phone calls, emails, faxes, and other communications from outraged citizens, the State of Missouri has rescinded its controversial “militia” report. This proves the point I made in this column recently that the most effective way to fight an ever-encroaching federal leviathan is to focus on our individual states.
Dear readers, please take a bow! Because of tens of thousands of patriotic, freedom-loving Americans–including thousands of courageous Missourians–the long arm of totalitarianism was shortened just a bit.
This sordid story is truly an embarrassment to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State of Missouri. Governor Nixon, especially, is left with egg on his face for foolishly and stupidly standing behind the report, when he had either never read it, or, if he had, was just as guilty of political profiling as the ones who wrote the report.
With that said, here are the lessons all of us need to take to heart:
*Every police officer, deputy sheriff, and law enforcement officer in America who believes in constitutional government, individual liberty, and the Bill of Rights needs to be alert for any report that smacks of the MIAC report, and be willing to quickly “blow the whistle” on any such report they see.
*Lovers of freedom should be much encouraged to see what can happen when they are willing to stand up to their State governing officials as they see abridgements to their liberties taking place. I say again, the best way to fight these mushrooming despotic tendencies of government we seem to see everywhere is to focus on our State governments. Do you now see why I say that? Even if DHS was behind the MIAC report, it was the State of Missouri that had to implement it; and it was the State of Missouri that (under pressure) killed it.
*Notice, too, that we did not need the major media to achieve this victory. We cut off this one branch of the tyranny tree without the help of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX NEWS (with the exception of Glenn Beck), or even the Drudge Report. Victory was achieved with the weapons of talk radio, syndicated Internet columns, Internet blogging, local news media, and word of mouth.
You see, folks, we can achieve victory without the major media. But we must stay focused and actively involved in our respective State governments. “We the people” are still the power of this country. And don’t let anyone deceive you into believing anything else. Therefore, take heart in knowing that your diligence convinced the State of Missouri to rescind its atrocious MIAC report. Now, don’t let it stop there. Let’s faithfully cut off the tentacles of tyranny wherever we find them. Amen?
Read the full article here.
Thanks to the relentless efforts of grassroots activists visiting Missouri legislators, emailing, blogging, posting on internet message boards, speaking to local media, and filing a Sunshine Law request, the story of the atrocious “Missouri Militia Memo” could not be ignored.
Thanks also go to Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr for writing a brilliant letter to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon opposing the document and their inclusion in it.
Thanks as well to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck for giving this issue national attention.
Say what you will about Alex Jones, but when he’s right, he’s right. A big thanks to Alex Jones and InfoWars for first shining a light on the document.
And a huge thank you to the brave Highway Patrol employee who leaked the document to Alex Jones in the first place. I hope that person’s identity is never discovered, lest he or she become subject to prosecution, persecution or any unpleasantness whatsover. That individual is a true American hero.