Missouri Travel Advisory and Response
Constitution Party Issues Missouri Travel Advisory
Lancaster, PA (March 25, 2009) The Constitution Party has issued a warning to Americans traveling within the state of Missouri that they might be considered a threat by law enforcement if they display certain bumper stickers on their cars. A recent report issued through the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) titled “The Modern Militia Movement” was released with the approval of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and the Missouri State Police. It labels Americans with a variety of political beliefs as potential “militia members”, “domestic terrorists” and “radicals”.
The Constitution Party decries this report as political profiling and strongly suggests those considering a trip to the Show Me state be aware of the possibility they could be pulled over by a Missouri State Police officer simply for displaying a politically oriented sticker on their vehicles.
In the MIAC report, those who support 3rd party candidates like Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin and Libertarian Bob Barr as well as Congressman Ron Paul were labeled “dangerous” and a “threat” to law enforcement.
The Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin voiced outrage saying: “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?”
According to the MIAC report labeled “law enforcement sensitive” those considered a threat include citizens against:
The United Nations
The North American Union
The Federal Reserve
Unconstitutional Mandatory Universal Service Programs
Baldwin went on to say: “…At least 75% of the American people would oppose at least one or more of these… According to the MIAC report that is sufficient to make them potential dangerous “militia members.”
In response to the MIAC report, the three candidates wrote a letter to Missouri governor Jay Nixon demanding retraction of defamatory and inaccurate characterizations.
The state issued an “apology” to the three men but made no mention of clearing up the myriad other inaccuracies found in the report. The soft “apology” actually blamed those who were profiled saying they “misinterpreted” the report!
In addition to issuing the Travel Advisory, the Constitution Party is encouraging all liberty-minded Americans to contact Missouri governor Jay Nixon to tell him to remove all MIAC report references which cast political opinion in a negative light.
Governor J. Nixon may be contacted at:
P.O. Box 749
Jefferson, MO 65102
According to the Constitution Party website, Governor Jay Nixon [Democrat-Missouri] has classified Ron Paul [Republican Candidate for President of the USA], Chuck Baldwin [Constitution Party Candidate for US President], and Bob Barr [Libertarian Party Candidate for US President].
The classification comes in the wake of a release of a report titled “The Modern Militia Movement” by MIAC [Missouri Information Analysis Center] with the approval of Mr. Nixon and the Missouri State Police.
The report classifies third parties as “dangerous” and “threat” to law enforcement and gives the police the right to stop cars with politically oriented bumper stickers.
The following have been considered a threat to the state of Missouri which is opposition to the following: gun control, abortion, illegal immigration, IRS, UN, North American Union, and Mandatory Universal Service Programs.
The Constitution Party has launched a boycott on tourism to the State of Missouri until the matter clears up or until “the Governor has retracted the MIAC Report.
I am a Libertarian who believes that people have a right to their opinion as long as there is respect. The idea of supressing a person or a political party because their opinion is not in agreement with others or even a majority is wrong regardless of who initiates the oppression.
I condemn this latest injustice in the same way Bush and his party was condemned. The only thing that will occur is the worsening of an already polarized society such as it exists in America since the 11th of September 2001.
In other words, oppression is oppression is oppression.