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C4L Citizens' Petition for Redress of Grievance

Dear Governor Nixon and Attorney General Koster,

I was outraged when I recently learned that supporters of Campaign for Liberty and Congressman Ron Paul had been labeled as security threats in a report released by the Missouri Information Analysis Center.

Titled, "The Modern Militia Movement" and released on February 20, 2009, the report was disseminated to law enforcement officers throughout the state of Missouri. In the report, law enforcement is told that violent militia members are "usually" supporters of past presidential candidates like Ron Paul and can be seen with Campaign for Liberty materials.

Both Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty champion principles of freedom, peace, and prosperity. We believe that the Founder's vision for America can be reclaimed through education and peaceful activism.

Simply supporting the Constitution does not make you worthy of a watch list; it makes you a Patriot.

It is time for the Missouri government to hear our voices and rein in reckless bureaucrats before they single out Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty members again.

I will not support politicians who label me and others like me who love freedom and liberty as "threats" to security and place me in the same category as hate groups. It is important that you recognize the gross injustice that has taken place and, on behalf of the state of Missouri, swiftly issue a formal apology to both Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty members.

I strongly urge you to take hold of this situation and on behalf of the state of Missouri, issue a formal apology to the Campaign for Liberty and Ron Paul.

Thank you,

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This is good

We need our own lobby also to combat AIPAC.

"It's just one big club... and WE ain't in it!"

"Tyrants fear nothing more than insubordination"

"It's just one big club... and WE ain't in it!"

Now that REALLY pisses me off...

I'll be ordering many more Ron Paul bumber stickers now.

What a crock of crap. Who came up with this policy anyway???

Sounds anti-constitutional but then why should THAT surprise me...

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Good intentions, but not much else


As others have written on the thread, this petition will probably not make it to the Governor's desk, or anybody else's. Petitions just don't work these days. The government - state and Federal - are a nasty and cynical lot. If they read it at all, they would then probably pass it around a get a good chuckle out of it - at our expense.

EDITED WITH A SUGGESTION:

I am not suggesting you do nothing, but writing letters, petitions and so forth won't work. Try this.

Get 10 Missouri Ron Paul supporters together. Make sure you look fairly presentable, as if you were apparing in Court. (Sorry, but it helps). Then, go to the Missouri Information Analysis Center and ask to speak to the public relations person. Or, find out who is in charge and call up to make an appointment. Go there in person, all ten of you. Meet beforehand and pick a spokesman and plan what you are going to say. Don't just storm the place and start shouting. Find out who is responsible, and what their reasons are. Hold their feet to the fire.

If you can, find out all the names of the people who work there, where they live, their home phone numbers, and so forth.

Also, find out if there is a local radio station that will report this, or cover it. TV may not, but it's worth a call.

Turn your protest into an EVENT !

Better to try than just give in

Its better to try than just give in, even if our chance to make a difference is small. If we try, we have a chance.

If we resign ourselves to powerlessness, as you seem to suggest, and just do nothing, it is pretty much guaranteed nothing will change in our favor.

I'll take the small chance... besides, what have we got to lose by signing the petition?

It is quite clear what we have to lose by not signing it.

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -- John Quincy Adams

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -- John Quincy Adams

Signed it.

I signed the petition.

The Missouri measure is nothing more than illegal political targeting, worthy of the most gross dictatorships. All who are responsible for the report in question should be brought for trial.

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -- John Quincy Adams

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -- John Quincy Adams

The more they attack.

The more they attack us, the more powerful we become

WHEN DOES IT STOP

I'm greatly offended by the labeling of constitutionalist and the lumping of libertarians, and Ron Paul supporters, with the likes that sent planes into the World Trade Centers.
So this is what it comes down to, thats fine, more fire to the perverbial fuel. What does MIAC actually wish to acomplish...further stimulating the movement. By targeting honest, peaceful civilians, and arresting them for upholding the Constitution. It's going to hit a sensitive spot. Not to worry. This is what is expected, do you think our fore-fathers weren't for a second deemed traitors. History has a funny way of repeating itself, this time we'll do it right.
This little bit of rain isn't going to stop me from dancing. Nor should it for any of you. Do your country right. Defend it's (our) freedom...liberty....Stop this senseless war.
It's entered onto our own soil now.
If terrorism is the truth...what do we call the liars, bankers, and politicians?
If patriotism is to be blind....do we still have the ability to dream?
If dissent is treason.........................
So if you're still free start running away
Cause they're coming for ya!

Love, Peace and r3VOLution
jesse underwood

jesse underwood

Maybe I'm just in a bad

Maybe I'm just in a bad mood, but this has to be one of the top 10 dumbest petitions ever written. It sounds like a child pieced it together from text grabbed off of RPF.

"Simply supporting the Constitution does not make you worthy of a watch list; it makes you a Patriot."
LOL. Is that really in a petition to a governor and attorney general?

"It is time for the Missouri government to hear our voices and rein in reckless bureaucrats before they single out Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty members again. "
Why would the MO government care what people from across the country have to say? We don't vote there. Neither Ron Paul or C4L members were singled out either.

"I will not support politicians who label me and others like me who love freedom and liberty as "threats" to security and place me in the same category as hate groups."
Empty 'threat' against MO politicians from residents of other states. Corny cliche phrases like 'love freedom and liberty' sound good in conversation or in an email to friends, but in a petition to a governor and attorney general? Please.

"It is important that you recognize the gross injustice that has taken place and, on behalf of the state of Missouri, swiftly issue a formal apology to both Ron Paul and Campaign for Liberty members. "
Will an apology fix the problem? No.

"I strongly urge you to take hold of this situation and on behalf of the state of Missouri, issue a formal apology to the Campaign for Liberty and Ron Paul. "
Basically the same sentence as above, but worse because this one doesn't mention the C4L members-- just the organization and Ron Paul. Again, doesn't demand a fix to the problem of political profiling.

A badly written, ineffective petition in response to a 'gross injustice'. How pathetic is that? Please refund my $35.

P.S. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't fusion centers receive resources and funds from the DHS and DOJ? Where is the action against these agencies? Where is the action against the Federal Government?

I'm awesome.

I guess that is your opinion

but I signed it and I live in Missouri.
If it's true they are targeting us, I'll begin pasting Ron Paul stickers on cars at every Wal-Mart!
Thanks for letting me know about this petition and yeah, perhaps robert4rp08 was just in a bad mood.
Peace,

questions for you

Let me ask you a few questions:

1. Can you name a single political petition that has ever been successful in accomplishing it's goal(s)? I can't.

2. Should this petition prove successful, what is accomplished? C4L members and Ron Paul get an apology.

3. After we receive our apology, is the problem resolved? No. No one is held accountable and measures will not be put in place to prohibit this from happening again.

4. Why sign your name to a petition that is written so poorly that it actually reinforces the MIAC document to some extent and gives 'them' your information? I'll be writing my own coherent letter.

I'm awesome.

thanks for your thoughts on this

I wasn't happy with it either, and you have explained why. For some reason I keep leaning towards ignoring this whole thing.

Perhaps this "special notice" is to our benefit...the authorities will be more on the lookout for bad behavior which we don't want in the movement anyway.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't feel outraged. I didn't take it personally...

Done.

However, is this what 'they' want us to do ? Basically get all the names to...I don't know....It all seems so bizarre. There were some election shenanigans in Missouri regarding Ron Paul votes at the Caucus if I remember correctly. ?

On another note: Even though "done" is poor grammar, it's widely accepted as 'finished'.
As My Grandmother would say:
"The cake is Done, You are finished."

But I digress

if you not already on 10 lists then your not doing your job.

:-)

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Done! Got this in email

Done! Got this in email too as I suppose all other C4L did. Let's keep it going and hope they get a few 100k sigs!

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Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

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Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

I signed it and forwarded it

Pass it on!

"Every generation needs a new r3VOLution"- Thomas Jefferson

There are legal liabilities here

that could be pursued.

Can you give more info

please? Lawyers in the family.......I would like to approach them with the correct info.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Damaging ones reputation with false information

can harm someone in a number of ways including financially. They could be sued for slander!

done.

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if you build it he will come..........Ron Paul 2012.

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Done! Thanks!

Sign it!

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"I truly wish that real life would no longer surpass the worst excesses of my nightmarish imaginings... Arthur Silber **

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd