My Response To MIAC Report


By now, readers

should be familiar
with the

Missouri Information Analysis Center
(MIAC) report
dated 02/20/09 and titled, "MIAC
Strategic Report: The Modern Militia Movement
."

In this dreadfully malicious and slanderous
"law enforcement
sensitive"
secret police report, Governor Jeremiah
(Jay) Nixon; John Britt, Director of the Missouri
Department of Public Safety; James Keathley, Colonel,
Missouri State Highway Patrol; and Van Godsey, Director
of MIAC categorize certain citizens as being potential
violence-prone
"militia members."
I would venture to guess that
more than 75% of the entire population of the United
States would fit the MIAC`s broad definition of someone
who would fall into the aforementioned category.

According to the MIAC report, if
you oppose any of the following, you could qualify for
being profiled as a potential dangerous
"militia member":

  • The United Nations
  • The New World Order
  • Gun Control
  • 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)
  • Abortion
  • Illegal Immigration

Again, I would bet that at least
75% of the American people would oppose at least one or
more items on the above list. Well, according to the
MIAC report, that is sufficient to make them potential
dangerous
"militia members."

However, it is the following
statement contained in the MIAC report that is
particularly disturbing to yours truly. Under the
heading
"Political Paraphernalia,"
the report states,
"Militia members
most commonly associate with 3rd party political groups.
It is not uncommon for militia members to display
Constitutional [sic] Party, Campaign for Liberty, or
Libertarian material. These members are usually
supporters of former Presidential Candidate [sic]:
Ron
Paul
, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr."

The obvious inference of the above
statement links Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and myself to
potential dangerous
"militia members." The broader implication is that the millions of
people who supported Ron Paul, Bob Barr, or myself are
likewise categorized as potential dangerous
"militia
members."
This is a classic case of broad-brushed
police profiling. Can you imagine the

fallout
of this preposterous report had the names

Jesse Jackson,


Al Sharpton
, and

Maxine Waters
been used instead of the names Ron
Paul, Chuck Baldwin, and Bob Barr?

Accordingly, Ron Paul, Bob Barr,
and I wrote a formal letter to the above-named Missouri
officials demanding
"that the following-described document be immediately removed from any
and all websites associated with or maintained by the
state of Missouri or any agency thereof, including the
MIAC; that the said document no longer be circulated by
the state of Missouri or any agency thereof or
associated therewith; and that the state of 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
. [PDF]

Ladies and gentlemen, we simply
cannot allow this kind of police profiling to 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 of nonsense on a regular
basis. You and I are commonly referred to as
"extremists" in these secret police reports. This has been happening
in earnest for the past couple of months and is
operating under the auspices of the federal Department
of Homeland Security. And people with a public platform
(such as myself, Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and a host of
others) are now being singled out by name. How long will
it be before police agencies begin
"picking up and
hauling away"
those people whose names are mentioned
in these reports? It may be sooner than we think.

To see if your state has a
"Fusion Center," go

here
.

The only thing that will stymie
this nonsense is a huge public outcry opposing it. Yes,
the people of this country (that means YOU) still have
the power 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 it will
quickly mushroom into a leviathan that will both monitor
and control the 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 public speech in the
country. How long before these secret police reports
will be used as justification to arrest and incarcerate
people because of their ideas and opinions, labeling
them as a
"threat"
or as
"dangerous"
to society?

Here is the contact information for
the appropriate officials in Missouri:

Email address:

Brandon.middleton@mshp.dps.mo.gov

Missouri Information Analysis
Center

Division of Drugs & Crime Control

P. O. Box 568

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0568

Phone: 573-751-6422

Toll Free: 866-362-6422

Fax: 573-751-9950

And while you are at it, you should
also contact the state police agency as well 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 ever publicly 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 you going to do?

P.S. Even as this column is being
distributed, we have just received a reply from the
Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety,
John Britt. I will analyze and respond to this statement
in my next column.

Dr. Chuck Baldwin is the
pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola,
Florida. He hosts a


weekly radio show
. His
website is


here
.