The Missouri MIAC report has been retracted and apologies have been made to Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr. While all that is a victory for the grassroots, there are still lingering questions.
Who wrote the document?
Following a news conference in which Missouri Lt. Governor Pete Kinder called for “putting the director of public safety on administrative leave and investigating how the report was produced”, the Missouri Highway Patrol announced it “will open an investigation into the origin of the report“.
I have heard more than one source voice suspicion that this report was the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center. In his response to the document’s retraction, Chuck Baldwin said,
“If we can continue to probe the details of the MIAC report, I am absolutely convinced we will find that this report actually originates with Morris Dees and his ultra-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center. And if my hunch (a very educated hunch, I might add) is correct, it means that the DHS and various State police agencies around the country are allowing a left-wing special interest group to use them to harass, intimidate, and profile people with conservative political opinions.”
And the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has issued a national advisory also placing blame for the document’s content on the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti Defamation League. In their advisory ALIPAC says,
“The Southern Poverty Law Center was cited as a research source for the ‘Missouri Documents’. Furthermore, the attempt of these documents to cast suspicion of violent and life threatening behavior on millions of Americans who are concerned about these issues is consistent with the regularly released political materials of both the SPLC and ADL.”
Why did Governor Nixon initially stand behind the document and why has he still not complied with Sunshine Law information requests concerning it?
Chuck Baldwin also wrote, “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.”
Perhaps this article from August 2007 written by Jack Cashill, an independent writer and producer and, on a contractual basis, the Executive Editor of Ingram’s Magazine, Kansas City’s premier business magazine, gives us a clue:
Jay Nixon’s War on Terror
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is running for governor of Missouri and expects to win. Most local pundits expect the same.
On Nixon’s official campaign web site, the popular four-term AG reminds us that he has been “a national and state leader in fighting crime, protecting consumers, and safeguarding the taxpayers’ money.”
But Jay Nixon tells us not a word about his once upon a time role as national and state leader in the war on terror. Yes, the war on terror. As The Kansas City Star reported a decade back, when it came to terror groups, Nixon was keen on “taking the hardest line of any attorney general in the nation.”
As will soon become clear, this is something that Nixon would rather forget. But for Heather Johnson* and fourteen other Missouri citizens, there is no forgetting and no forgiving. Allow me to explain.
Continue reading… (and you should – this is another outrage)
As we continue to press for answers to these questions, it is important that we remember to stand against tyranny in all its forms, wherever we find it.
To help you recognize tyranny, consider The Smoking Argus Daily Information Analysis Center” report entitled “The Modern Tyranny Movement” (pdf file – a parody of the MIAC report, though far more accurate in its descriptions).