In a story first broken by infowars.com and confirmed by private citizens and local media (KansasCity.com, Columbia Daily Tribune, KMOV, Fox 4 ), the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) distributed a report entitled “The Modern Militia Movement” to Missouri law enforcement agencies.
The document lists numerous criteria that law enforcement officers should look for in identifying potential domestic terrorists and militia members. Among these criteria are:
Obama may enact firearms confiscation
Obama may not meet constitutional requirements to hold the office of President
The New World Order is a real agenda of certain politicians and other powerful “elites”
FEMA camps may be real
US military forces may be used for firearms confiscation and relocating citizens to FEMA camps in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act
US government may fall due to economic collapse
Possible Contstitutional Convention may alter or remove the 1st and 2nd amendments
NAU is a real agenda of certain politicians and other powerful “elites”
County Sheriff is the highest local authority
Anger towards the Federal Reserve System and all forms of tax collection
Oppose Ammunition Accountability legislation
Oppose any required Universal Service Program in the US
Oppose RFID tracking of citizens
tax resistors [sic]
Military Simulation events – paintball or Airsoft “war games”
Militia and survival training events
Communications – short wave radio, internet forums, Yahoo groups, blogs and social networking sites, online talk shows
Recruitment – gun shows, internet forums, websites, social networking sites, informal social networks
- Public groups – groups that “desire to aid the County Sheriff or Governor in emergencies such as a natural disaster”
- Committees of Safety – organization “established to lobby government officials and confront corruption”
Common Militia Symbols:
Association with 3rd party political groups. Display of materials from the Constitution Party, Campaign for Liberty or Libertarian Party. “These members are usually supporters of former Presidential candidate: Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr”.
Pictures, cartoons, bumper stickers that contain anti-government rhetoric. Also the Gadsden (“Don’t Tread On Me”) Flag, Sovereign Citizen flags, upside down US flag, First Navy Jack. Other literature and media include Zeitgeist the Movie (anti Federal Reserve System) and America: Freedom to Fascism (anti income tax documentary).
One local Freedom Movement group, The Liberty Restoration Project, is asking for “a retraction of this document, and a public apology made, and if this is not met, the LRP has promised heavy activism against their Division and will pursue further actions to correct what they feel is a devastating misrepresentation of what the “Freedom Movement” is about.”
In addition to the above press release, the first step of the Liberty Restoration Project’s plan of action will be to deliver letters (with video cameras) requesting information from FEMA, Dept of Public Safety, Govenor Nixon, and MO Highway Patrol in accordance with Missouri’s Freedom of Information Act / Sunshine Law. They plan to deliver these letters on Monday, March 16, 2009.
I do not belong to any militia group and I am most certainly not a racist or neo-nazi but I do hold a number of the beliefs and display some of the “symbols” referenced in this document. I have been a follower of the Zero Agression Principle all my life, even before I learned it had a name. I have met many others in the Freedom Movement who could say the same. I also happen to live in Missouri, not far from one of the alleged FEMA camps.
Missouri law enforcement officers take note – I am not your enemy, nor are the many others like me. If a day ever comes when you are ordered to target and/or detain your fellow citizens based on profile elements from the MIAC document I hope you will remember this and remember to what and to whom you swore an oath.
For those of you who live in states other than Missouri, do you know what your state’s “Fusion Center” is doing? Be aware – these Fusion Centers are a national network.
Does having political opinions that differ from those of the current powers-that-be make me a potential terrorist? Have we really arrived at the point where even peaceful dissent makes one an enemy of the state?
I sincerely hope not.
Watch this blog for updates.