If You're Subversive, And Live In South Carolina, Please Register With The State Gov't
from the before-hiking-the-appalachian-trail dept
Slashdot points us to the news that South Carolina has a new law requiring every member “subversive groups” to register with the government or face up to $25,000 in fines and a ten year prison sentence. Seriously:
“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.”
Oh, and it will cost you $5 to let the state government know you’re a terrorist wannabe.
Now, of course, it’s already illegal to plot against the US government, so this law doesn’t add anything, other than something else to throw at anyone arrested for being “subversive.” Prosecutors can also point out that they “failed to register.”