You're Not Paranoidal—They
Really Are After You!
A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about the paranoidal
profiling of law abiding Americans as “terrorists” by something
called the Missouri Information Analysis Center, (MIAC),
a self described “Federal, State & Local Public/Private Partnership
improving community safety, reducing crime & threats through improved
communications within Missouri & neighboring states.” MIAC is one of
fifty-some constitutionally-questionable “fusion” agencies concerned with “Homeland
Security.” The agency in Missouri seems intent on insuring that the
United States never return to Constitutional Government. My
article on MIAC was linked above the COMMENT section of our Home Page,
having been pre-empted first by the Notre Dame scandal,
and then by an insightful article by Walter
After some waffling
by Missouri's Governor Jay
Nixon, the State apologized,
the profile from distribution to law enforcement officers. No serious
person thought it had all gone away so smoothly—and it has not. Just
this morning I received an email from Ron Paul's Campaign For Liberty—Congressman
Paul had been identified by MIAC as someone supported by terrorists, and the Campaign
rather bravely conducted its first regional meeting a few days ago in the “heart-of-the-beast”
Saint Louis, Missouri. I will leave the rest of the story for you to read
in the e-mail, but suffice it to say that Steve Bierfeldt, a Campaign for
Liberty official, was detained by the TSA in Saint Louis on suspicions of
something-or-other because they found on his person the princely sum of $4700
collected at the regional meeting.
No, Virginia, you cannot
blow up a plane with forty-seven hundred Federal Reserve Notes. But
possession of “money” apparently makes one a criminal in the USSA.
To: Rev. Fr. Charles
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 11:05 AM
Subject: C4L Staffer Detained in St. Louis - Video Goes Viral
April 6, 2009
Dear Friend of Liberty,
Campaign for Liberty’s very own Steve Bierfeldt has become an unexpected
Internet sensation -- and the latest target of over-reaching federal government
You see, Steve was detained by Airport Police and TSA officials shortly after
the Campaign for Liberty regional conference in St. Louis.
The officials rudely berated and harassed Steve for 30 minutes in a secluded
room at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Fortunately, Steve
was able to record nearly all of the interrogation with his cell phone.
Steve’s alleged “crime”? Carrying $4,700 in checks and cash
from Campaign for Liberty, along with various other materials from our
The local and Federal agents harassed Steve. They were belligerent,
cursing and using insulting language. They threatened to turn Steve
over to the DEA and the FBI, all the while refusing to inform him of his legal
rights or explain how cash and checks threatened airplane or airport security.
Throughout the interrogation, Steve remained polite but resolute and declined to
answer the invasive questions without an adequate explanation from these federal
and local agents as to why they needed to be answered. Without
telling Steve what law he was accused of breaking, they continued their
Although they grew increasingly frustrated that he remained committed to
exercising his rights, intervention from another officer eventually led the
police to reluctantly release Steve.
Last Wednesday, Steve appeared on Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch to discuss
the flagrant violation of his rights and to promote the importance of each of us
defending our civil liberties.
Now, Steve’s appearance on Freedom Watch – which features several minutes
of the audio tape – has gone viral.
here to watch the segment, which has become one of the most viewed videos on
Steve’s ordeal is a reminder to all patriots that liberty is constantly under
fire, and we must remain vigilant and prepared to stand up for our rights.
President, Campaign for Liberty
P.S. Campaign for Liberty staffer Steve Bierfeldt’s appearance on Freedom
Watch with Judge Napolitano has gone viral! Click
here to watch the interview, which features audio tape of Steve’s
harassing interrogation by TSA officials and local police in St. Louis Missouri
and Steve’s resolute stance for liberty.
P.P.S. The Washington Times picked up on Steve's story yesterday. Click
here to read the article.
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