Yes, the South is as messed up as you though it was. This new law from the birthplace of secession is utterly ridiculous, and it will be used as an excuse to arrest and imprison activists of all stripes. Also, I want to drive over to Columbia and pay five dollars to have the South Carolina Republican Party registered.
From The Raw Story:
Five-dollar registration fee for persons planning to overthrow U.S. government.
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 state’s “Subversive Activities Registration Act,” passed last year 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.”
There’s even a $5 filing fee.
By “subversive organization,” the law means “every corporation, society, association, camp, group, bund, political party, assembly, body or organization, composed of two or more persons, which directly or indirectly advocates, advises, teaches or practices the duty, necessity or propriety of controlling, conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States [or] of this State.”
[Read more at The Raw Story]
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