|Save the evil one from the designation "terrorist"|
A We the People petition to the White House calls on the United States to list multi-billionaire George Soros as a terrorist and to seize assets of his organizations and of organizations tied to him.
According to the White House website, “We the People is a platform that empowers the American public… to speak directly to the government and become an agent for change.”
The petition targeting George Soros was started on Aug. 20 by “E.B.,” and by Aug. 30 had more than 65,000 signatures. The petition requires 100,000 signatures by Sept. 19 to get a response from the White House.
It alleges that “George Soros has willfully and on an ongoing basis attempted to destabilize and
otherwise commit acts of sedition against the United States and its citizens,” and states he has applied a model of terrorist tactics similar to those proposed by Marxist radical Saul Alinsky.
It continues, stating that the programs funded by Soros have worked to “facilitate the collapse of the systems and Constitutional government of the United States, and has developed unhealthy and undue influence over the entire Democrat Party and a large portion of the US Federal government.”
It calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to declare Soros, his organizations, and his staff members terrorists; and to seize their wealth and assets under the Civil Asset Forfeiture law.
While it is fun to see Soros harassed, I object to anyone being labeled a "terrorist."
If someone has committed a crime, they should be charged on the basis of the crime, provided it is a crime that would fit under NAP. otherwise, people should be left alone.
Charging someone who has differing political views and is an activist is a very dangerous action. If it becomes a common practice, it could eventually be used against those who hold strong views in favor of liberty.
Libertarians should, at a minimum be advocates of allowing all activities that do not violate NAP--whether we like the specific activities or not.
(via The Epoch Times)