FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence

FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI is warning police across the country that an anti-government group’s call to remove governors from office could provoke violence by others.

A group that calls itself the Guardians of the free Republics wants to “restore America” by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, according to its Web site.

As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don’t leave office within three days they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The note was obtained by The Associated Press.

Investigators do not see threats of violence in the group’s message, but fear the broad call for removing top state officials could lead others to act out violently.

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FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence

I can’t wait to hear the talking heads on MSNBC as they try to spin this into an anti-TEA Party rant. Olbermann and his even more disgusting sidekick, Tingles, will be all over the airwaves in a full blown effort to connect this to the TEA Party Patriots I am guessing.

Every time there’s a leftwing nut-job, or a far rightwing extremist making threats, the Media makes a rush to judgement and automatically assumes that it must be those TEA Party people at it again.

The TEA Party does seek to bring change to America, but we aren’t seeking to bring about those changes through violence or anarchy. We’re not advocating the overthrow of anyone. We DO believe that REAL change needs to come to America, but that change should come from the ballot box.

The TEA Party is a group of individuals united by our shared core values. We recognize the strength of grassroots organizing powered by activism and civic responsibility at a local level.


*Uphold the U.S. Constitution*

The core values of the TEA Party are the same values upon which the United States of America was founded and are rooted in our belief in Natural Law. They derive from a belief in free will, the primacy of individual and personal responsibility. We will uphold and follow the original intent of the Constitution of the United States.

*Limited Government*

The purpose of our government is to protect our liberties by administering justice and ensuring our safety from threats arising inside or outside our country’s sovereign borders. When our government ventures beyond these functions and attempts to increase its power over the marketplace and the economic decisions of individuals, our liberties are diminished and the probability of corruption, internal strife, economic depression, and poverty increases. Our moral, political, and economic liberties are inherent, not gifts from the government. It is essential to the practice of these liberties that we be free from restriction over our peaceful political expression and free from excessive control over our economic choices. Limited Government simply means the federal government only deals with national issues and inter-state commerce and leaves other issues to the state and local governments.

*Fiscal Responsibility*

Fiscal Responsibility includes demanding a balanced budget, no earmarks or pork, no bailouts and no deficit spending except in a time of war when borrowed funds are only used to support the war.

*Free Markets*

The most powerful, proven instrument of material and social progress is the free market. The market economy, driven by the accumulated expressions of individual economic choices, is the only economic system that preserves and enhances individual liberty. Any other economic system, regardless of its intended pragmatic benefits, undermines our fundamental rights as free people. Free Markets is defined as “the simple process of supply and demand without artificial markets created by government intervention.”

That’s what the TEA Party, and being a TEA Party member is all about. We don’t sit around all day, sipping Earl Grey and munching cookies. We can’t explain ourselves much better than that.

TEA - Taxed Enough Already - And if the above describes YOU, find and join your local TEA Party and let’s get America set back on the RIGHT track!

With the TEA Party, it’s all about America and a return to family values. It’s about honesty, the transparency in government we hear so much about but never see exhibited. It’s about taking this nation back to the greatness it once enjoyed!

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22 Responses to FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence

  1. Vigilante says:


    “The TEA Party does seek to bring change to America, but we aren’t seeking to bring about those changes through violence or anarchy.”

    I have to add …..NOT YET ANYWAY!!

    Olberdick and “tingles” had better hope that there is no violence, because, THEY might just be on the list for tar and feathering
    for their libberpuke drivel that they spew everyday.

  2. TexasFred says:

    NOT EVER Vigilante…

  3. Kate says:

    When I first heard about this, my original thought about the ‘be removed’, would be they’d be voted out of office. I didn’t garner any violence from it at all. Am I being naive?

  4. HoosierArmyMom says:

    Bravo Fred!!! Where I can appreciate the “tar and feathers” idea for “Olboober-man and Tingles”, I think it will be much funnier when neither of them can get work anywhere and they have to beg on street corners!!!

    My sis and I are doing “recon” in Evansville Monday to meet the Tea Party Express and check out where I’ll be working. I’m going to the rally to thank the patriots who are working tirelessly to promote the values we all share, and I’m excited to have the opportunity! How kewl is that!

  5. Ron Russell says:

    More right wing groups will be targeted by Eric Holder’s justice department in the coming weeks. Its a way to deflect attention away from other issues the administration does want to discuss. This is a tried and proven tactic and its being deployed as we watch and already time and energy is being wasted. These things do not happen in a vacuum and while we look in one direction the attack will come from another.

  6. Kate says:

    Figures. sigh… Hey…who can I blame it on??? :D

  7. TexasFred says:

    DPS investigating letter sent to Gov. Perry

    The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a letter sent to Gov. Rick Perry as part of what’s reported to be a nationwide effort by an anti-government group.

    The Associated Press reported that it obtained an internal intelligence note by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security saying that as of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don’t leave office within three days they will be removed

    “We did receive a letter, DPS is investigating,” said Perry spokeswoman Allison Castle by email.

    DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said, “The governor did receive one of those letters, and the DPS has opened a criminal investigation.”

    The agency isn’t discussing the letter further, Mange said.

    Mange said she knows of no plans to close the Texas Capitol in response to the letter.


  8. Kate says:

    Ok, here’s a dumb question….who, at the FBI, is leaking internal notes to the AP?

  9. TexasFred says:

    Oh c’mon Kate… You KNOW how the anonymous sources thing works…

  10. HoosierArmyMom says:

    Oh Lord, the plot thickens!

    Kate, just blame it on Bush…it works for the libturds. :twisted:

  11. Kate says:

    Yessir….sadly I do. sigh… :? You’d think that something that says ‘internal’ is….well, something that is meant to stay internal. Silly me. *hanging head in shame*

    Excellent idea HAM. Heh. I think I’ll blame him for my fingernails splitting too. Hey…why not! :)

  12. Texasperated says:

    Has anyone here seen a list of which 30 governors received this threatening letter? For crying out loud, as the pastor of a church for what seems like a very long time, I have received more threatening letters from P-O’d church members. Leave the pulpit within 3 days or suffer the consequences.

    Perry is a Republican. Were these only Republican governors who received the letters? Were they told WHY they should leave office within three days?

    The note was obtained by the Associated Press. See, that’s why some of us absolutely hate passive voice.

  13. HoosierArmyMom says:

    I’d blame the split finger nails on Olbermann… you know from banging your fists on hard objects and dreaming it was his face!!!! :-) LOL!!!!

    Am I expressing something that might be deemed as encouraging violence Fred??? Oops!

  14. Always On Watch says:

    Every time there’s a leftwing nut-job, or a far rightwing extremist making threats, the Media makes a rush to judgement and automatically assumes that it must be those TEA Party people at it again.

    The left is scared of the Tea Party Movement — as well they should be.

    The Tea Party Movement is a threat to big government.

  15. TexasFred says:

    Texasperated - Passive voice? As in anonymous voices?? :P

    I have serious issues with anyone that tries to stir the pot and won’t put a name to it, you know WHO I am talking about I think… :P

  16. Robert says:

    The truth is Fred, it really doesn’t matter WHAT folks believe as long as they are making an INFORMED decision. The reason we got Obama in the first place was the voters voted for what was out there, not because the man believed like they did. We got ObamaCare, because of the same reason. Supporters have been mislead, lied to and flat out fed wrong info by the state run media. The media is not trustworthy, The government is not trustworthy. SO only people that care to research, and reason the facts of any issue are truly informed.

    People need to get informed, once they do they will be on the right side of the argument. As long as Demorats can keep voters saying “It doesn’t matter anyway” they end up winning. The democrats can not stand up to the constitutional laws of the land with their tax and spend ways, or their tugging on the heartstrings.

    The tea party is going to grow in size and scope from now till Nov. The problem will be after Nov. IF they say “Ok job’s done” the country loses.

  17. Mr Pink Eyes says:

    So let me get this straight, the FBI saw no threats of violence in the letters but they are investigating anyway? I know that they have to be cautious but I am concerned that more people are going to be investigated simply for opposing this administration in an attempt to delegitimize many patriotic law abiding citizens.

  18. minuteman26 says:

    Obama is looking for an excuse to forceably put down the right prior to the November elections. He has to make the Tea Party et al irrelevant if he is to succeed with his Marxist agenda. The FBI and other like groups in the administration will be all over any organization considered right wing like stink on shit. Be sure to vet your members and beware of left wing and govt plants. They want to make trouble and they will. This is Amerika now.

  19. Texasperated says:

    @Fred — yes passive voice used to avoid having to name a subject, as in “daddy your guitar got broke” or “the note was obtained.” Why does AP have no problem leaking names when they want us to be able to check veracity? Which brings up the whole question of fact-checking (that’s why I get most of my news from reliable bloggers like TexasFred). I think I know WHAT you are talking about, but not necessarily WHO. He failed to identify himself, no?

    @Mr. Pink Eyes, isn’t that precisely what the leftstream media were supposedly so worried about when Congress BIPARTISANLY passed the patriot act? Suddenly no concerns when the investigations are being conducted by the Obama white house. Hmm, I spell halibut.

    @Minuteman26 — I sure wish I didn’t have to agree with you on this. I don’t know about “forcibly” putting down the right, but he certainly wants to recapture the narrative which is that the right is and always has been dangerous because they want freedom from big government.


  20. texasoldtimer says:

    Eric Holder’s justice department?
    FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence
    Are we being told anything we don’t already know?
    Marines at 29 Palms were asked if they would fire on American Citizens. This might encourage violence!

    “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack”.
    - General George Patton Jr

  21. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Has anyone possibly thought that “removed from office” COULD possibly be by way of the ballot box?

    Or, instead, does the FBI err on the side of caution and begins what is called a “preliminary investigation” in order to determine if a full-blown application investigation is warranted?

    Could this caution not then apply also to those who believe that, on its face, ObakaKare and Mr Obaka’s general direction is a massive mistake for this country and, instead, determine that it is appropriate to “err on the side of caution” and insist that the bill be stopped and our direction changed, in whatever manner would be logical and legal?

    Could it possibly be that TEA Partiers see the writing on the wall and are erring, with their dissent, on the side of caution?