Overthrow the government for only $5 — but no checks

This posted on the political blog run by CBS News:

Since 1951, South Carolina has had a law on its books requiring anyone looking to overthrow the government to, well, register with the government.

No one had actually registered until February, when news of the law’s existence spread on the internet and talk radio. Now State Sen. Larry Martin, a Republican, has introduced legislation to repeal the law, known as the “subversive activities registration act.”

The post includes a link to the form all subversives are required to fill out. In addition to a $5 fee, applicants are asked to supply the name of their chief agent, and all cell members.

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5 comments Add your comment

The General

March 3rd, 2010
3:14 pm

I guess its easier than dressing up like Indians and dumping tea overboard, not to mention all those nasty shooting battles and whatnot. My question to Sen. Martin would be, “Are you just de-regulating this activity or are you trying to do away with the subversives?”

You Asked

March 3rd, 2010
3:38 pm

They are just trying to organize the anarchists.


March 3rd, 2010
4:12 pm

Let us have the law post it (with email addresses) on the Internet so that people with similar interest can get together and exercise their freedoms of assembly and speech.


March 3rd, 2010
5:00 pm

so, is anybody registered?


March 3rd, 2010
6:13 pm

Republicans should all register in South Carolina. After all, they are trying to overthrow the United States Government so that they can take over and spend like drunken sailors again and solicit gay sex in airport toilets and send sexual text messages to young male pages and let Jack Abramoff out of jail and bring the economy to a near-total collapse.