Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Subversive Groups Must Now Register In South Carolina

OK, this just looks like the stupidest law by far. Unless I'm reading this wrong, any organization in South Carolina that wants to overthrow the federal government has to tell the secretary of state of South Carolina or face a fine. Um, if they don't tell, how is anyone going to know? Or am I missing something here?

Subversive Groups Must Now Register In South Carolina: "Hugh Pickens writes "The Raw Story reports that terrorists who want to overthrow the United States government must now register with South Carolina's Secretary of State and declare their intentions — or face a $25,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. The 'Subversive Activities Registration Act' passed last year in South Carolina and now officially on the books states that 'every member of a subversive organization, or an organization subject to foreign control, every foreign agent and every person who advocates, teaches, advises or practices the duty, necessity or propriety of controlling, conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States ... shall register with the Secretary of State.'"

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