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Missouri governor gets letter from anti-government group

Friday, April 2, 2010 | 12:28 p.m. CDT; updated 12:15 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — An anti-government group has sent a letter to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.

Governors of other states have received similar letters demanding that state chief executives leave office within three days. Federal investigators do not see threats of violence in the letters but are concerned they could prompt others to respond violently.

Nixon spokesman Scott Holste said Friday a letter sent by the Guardians of the Free Republics was received earlier this week. Holste referred further questions to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A spokesman there says the agency is investigating with federal authorities and declined to comment about the letter's contents.

The Guardians of the Free Republics says on its Web site that it wants to "restore America" by peacefully dismantling parts of the government.


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Carl Kabler April 3, 2010 | 11:12 a.m.

I really wonder though just who put these letters out, is this perhaps just another cheap pr stunt by some provacatuer group, to try and demonize those in our country who feel it's direction is not in the best interest of We The People, and who are LEGALLY expressing thier right of disent. Seems like so much of this out in the big corporate media lately, seems too like alot of direct smear campaigns nowdays to try and marginalize legitimate voices and concerns and paint them in a negative light.

Supporting one's country, believing in it's sovereignty, upholding it's constitution and Bill of Rights, upholding privacy and property rights, and thinking it's founders were worthy men, are now almost becoming'thought crimes' we have groups like the SPLC and others attempting to smear and 'link' simple patriotic American's with 'extremists'.

Even in Missouri the MIAC was recently questioned about their attempts to link "Ron Paul" supporters, third party voters, "militia" members and others into some kind of 'extremist" camp in a bulletin that was sent out on how to 'identify' potential 'terrorists'. This to me seems highly politically motivated having much more to do with trying to silence legitimate voices and stifle citizens abilty to be a part of the dialogue than anything else.

It looks likely we are going to see more demonization and attempts to try and 'link' those simply wanting a voice in the decision making with 'extremism' as people become more and more disenchanted with national decison makers and decisions and people look more and more to local and state level control over any one size fits all Federal 'solution'.

The latest attempt in the MSM to try and link some clown 'militia' (lol) group in Michigan , to honest legally formed militia groups or even just plain everyday patriotic Americans speaking out, looks highly suspect, sadly I suspect to continue to see these types of mud slinging campaigns dierected against anyone who 'disagrees' with policies, if you can't silence the message, I guess there's always throwing dirt at The Messenger.

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