That, even with (to hear the talking heads tell it) control of the White House & both chambers of congress by Hippie Librul Socialist Pacifists, such a quaint concept as “just because an agent of the government says someone is X doesn’t mean it’s true” still has to be explained is rather instructive. How is that not seen as a sign of societal decay?
If only those terrorists would just fill out their subversion papers, this could all be avoided:
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.
LOL…hey, anybody else notice how expansive this law could be?
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.” (emphasis mine)
Technically, if taken literally, this would define all political parties as “subversive organizations” since their purpose for existing is to argue that they should control the government…
Parting thought: “two or more persons”…suppose there’s a pair of conjoined twins, with one of them interested in radical politics & the other not. Would that count as a subversive organization (since the twin has no choice but to go with their other half)?