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Group behind letters to governor revealed, FBI warns of possible violence
A group that calls itself the Guardians of the Free Republics has been identified by the FBI as the authors of letters to governors across the country — including Iowa’s Chet Culver — demanding they leave office within three days or they will be removed.
According to the Guardians’ Web site, the organization wants to accomplish their many goals “BEHIND THE SCENES, lawfully, peacefully, without violence and without risking civil war.” Despite this, FBI officials are cautioning local police to be aware in case other individuals interpret the letters “as a justification for violence or other criminal actions.”
A portion of the group’s site labeled “Rationale” lays out the thinking behind the group’s goal to “restore Biblical law to a devoutly secular population.” The group believes its plan can act as a “vehicle for relieving corporate tyranny. In due time, the higher goal of salvaging the souls of mankind can be addressed.”
The Associated Press reports that 30 governors have received a letter from the group.