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February 11, 2010 – Comments (17) | RELATED TICKERS: NUT , S

I have nothing to add to this. But David and Dare and Flea you all should take notice. 

SECTION 23-29-10. Short title.

This chapter may be cited as the "Subversive Activities Registration Act."

SECTION 23-29-20. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter the following words, phrases and terms are defined as follows:

(1) "Subversive organization" 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, of this State or of any political subdivision thereof by force or violence or other unlawful means;

(2) "Organization subject to foreign control" means every corporation, society, association, camp, group, bund, political party, assembly, body or other organization, composed of two or more persons, which comes within either of the following:

(a) it solicits or accepts financial contributions, loans or support of any kind directly or indirectly from, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with, a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, an agent, agency or instrumentality of a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, a political party in a foreign country or an international political organization or

(b) its policies, or any of them, are determined by or at the suggestion of, or in collaboration with, a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, an agent, agency or instrumentality of a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, a political party in a foreign country or an international political organization;

(3) "Foreign agent" means any person whose actions, or any of them, are determined by or at the suggestion of, or in collaboration with, a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, an instrumentality or agency of a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, a political party in a foreign country or an international political organization; and

(4) "Business" includes, but is not limited to, speaking engagements.

SECTION 23-29-30. Effect on freedom of press or speech.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize, require or establish censorship or to limit in any way or infringe upon freedom of the press or of speech as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and no regulation shall be promulgated hereunder having that effect.

SECTION 23-29-40. Organizations exempt from application of chapter.

The terms of this chapter do not apply to any labor union or religious, fraternal or patriotic organization, society or association, or their members, whose objectives and aims do not contemplate the overthrow of the government of the United States, of this State or of any political subdivision thereof by force or violence or other unlawful means.

SECTION 23-29-50. Registration by subversive and foreign-controlled organizations.

Every subversive organization and organization subject to foreign control shall register with the Secretary of State on forms prescribed by him within thirty days after coming into existence in this State.

SECTION 23-29-60. Registration of members of subversive and foreign-controlled organizations.

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, of this State or of any political subdivision thereof by force or violence or other unlawful means, who resides, transacts any business or attempts to influence political action in this State, shall register with the Secretary of State on the forms and at the times prescribed by him.

SECTION 23-29-70. Forms and schedule for filing information.

Every organization or person coming within the provisions of this chapter shall file with the Secretary of State all information which he may request, on the forms and at the times he may prescribe.

SECTION 23-29-80. Promulgation of rules and regulations.

The Secretary of State may adopt and promulgate any rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the terms of this chapter, which may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter and may alter or repeal such rules and regulations.

SECTION 23-29-90. Penalties.

Any organization or person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five thousand dollars or imprisonment for not more than ten years, or by both fine and imprisonment.

17 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 11, 2010 at 2:06 PM, miteycasey (30.29) wrote:

LOL!!!

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#2) On February 11, 2010 at 2:24 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Cliff's Notes Verson:

Terrorists that 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.

 

 

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#3) On February 11, 2010 at 2:25 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.

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#4) On February 11, 2010 at 2:29 PM, 4everlost (29.56) wrote:

"You have been found guilty of violation of the  Subversive Activities Registration Act" the judge declares, "take him away!"

"No, no, I never said overthrow - I only said people, wake up" cries Glenn Beck as they haul him out of the courtroom toward his cell.

LOL  Rec #4

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#5) On February 11, 2010 at 2:36 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

They're always thinking of me. It's part of their charm.  

But seriously though, it's South Carolina. You could offer me the same job, double the pay, and the perks, and I would still stay in Qatar over that cesspool.  So they shouldn't worry themselves too much.

David in 0% Taxation Qatar

 

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#6) On February 11, 2010 at 2:40 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Don't know why this is all over the Interwebs today, but this was enacted in SC in 1976. They are currently trying to repeal it.

http://volokh.com/2010/02/10/did-south-carolina-pass-a-subversive-activities-registration-act-last-year/

David in Qatar

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#7) On February 11, 2010 at 2:54 PM, devoish (96.42) wrote:

Is it that old? I just thought it was beyond funny.

It may have been renewed or something.

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#8) On February 11, 2010 at 3:21 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

It tone it reminds me of the The Alien and Sedition Act of 1798.

 

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#9) On February 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM, lemoneater (71.74) wrote:

The title to this blog sounded like an American Greeting Card, but the content was much more sinister.

Devoish, I have always considered David, Dare, and Flea fitting more in the tradition of peaceful protest than after the order of Guy Fawkes. Of course, I'm biased because I'm politically conservative and very frustrated with big government. Little government (I think no government is utopian) also has problems, but surely it must have fewer. It has been so long ago that our government was small that one looks back with nostalgia and desire. I see David, Dare, Flea, Zloj, and you, each as whistle blowers on political excesses. You all make us stop, think, and sometimes disagree.

P.S. Most of the time I enjoy living in SC very much. After what 20PercentPM blogged yesterday, I wouldn't want to risk Qatari traffic--too thrilling!

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#10) On February 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

All states have their nooks and crannies of weirdness. Oklahoma has a passage in its constitution that makes it illegal to shoot a whale within the state. A whale? In Oklahoma? Not likely one will ever be shot unless a weirdo with a gun goes to the aquarium in Jenks and unloads into one.

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#11) On February 11, 2010 at 7:35 PM, chlyd (< 20) wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Whale_of_Catoosa 

 hey Cato, maybe oklahoma was refering to this whale! and we do have alot of wierdos in OK.there are no whales in Jenks aquarium, but there are some cool sharks.

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#12) On February 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM, angusthermopylae (39.98) wrote:

In Ohio, we have to file "Non-support of terrorist organizations" forms every year (private investigation is regulated by the state Dept. of Homeland Security.)  Basically, we have to swear that we have not and will not support organizations deemed to be terrorists.

I like SC's approach better--they just slap you with a 10-year "failed to fill out paperwork" charge.

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#13) On February 11, 2010 at 10:35 PM, ChrisGraley (29.68) wrote:

I wonder if they give you an identification card?

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#14) On February 11, 2010 at 11:13 PM, devoish (96.42) wrote:

Chris and Cato,

I would have mentioned you both also, but the title would begin to get a little unwieldy. Please do not feel sad.

I would love to learn the story of how that whale law got into Ohio's constitution.

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#15) On February 11, 2010 at 11:46 PM, ChrisGraley (29.68) wrote:

I wonder why he points the finger at us when the people that he voted into office fit this category more.

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 

 

That sounds like a democrat to me! Forcing unwanted health care changes and Cap and Trade on me and then calling me the terrorist. They next thing you know they'll be forcing me to watch a remake of "The Odd couple" starring Ed Begley Jr and Michael Moore.

Wouldn't the majority party in congress and the senate be guilty of trying to control the government.? That may be the loop-hole needed to force them all out of office. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#16) On February 12, 2010 at 12:01 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

Devoish,

No worries. No harm, no foul. I consider myself to still be an apprentice trouble maker. As such I should not be mentioned so often with the masters.

Cato

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#17) On February 12, 2010 at 12:26 AM, DaretothREdux (36.24) wrote:

My question is will anyone be shocked when the Patriot Act is renewed as part of the "Jobs" (killing) bill?

Patriot branded Terrorist (unregistered),

Dare

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