Wednesday, February 10, 2010

South Carolina accidentally requires Tea Partiers and corporations to register

You can't write funnier fiction than this!

South Carolina has a new law called the Subversive Activities Registration Act. This new law says that "every member of a subversive organization" and any "organization subject to foreign control" must "register with the Secretary of State" and pay a $5 registration fee.

"Subversive organization" is defined as "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 federal or state government.

As far as I'm concerned, that means you, Tea Parties.

It also means that right-wing organization in Texas that's trying to set up shop in South Carolina so it can transform the state into its own breakaway dictatorship.

The way I read it, this law also requires all foreign corporations to register - regardless of whether they advocate overthrowing the government. It does apply to any "organization subject to foreign control", doesn't it?

Or are corporations above the law, like the Supreme Court thinks they should be?


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