CSMonitor identifies Sanford letter writer



According to the Christian Science Monitor, Sam Kennedy, a "guardian elder" of the Guardians of the free Republics, is the man responsible for the "threatening" letter sent to Gov. Mark Sanford and 49 other governors.

A letter by Mr. Kennedy to all 50 governors demanding they step down within three days or be removed contained an implicit threat — and could be a cause, the FBI worried, for incitement for others to take action against the government.

Actively recruiting across the country in the last few months and promoted on a Texas radio station, the Guardians of the free Republics believe the US government is a corporate imposter put in place by corrupt bankers as part of the New Deal in 1933.

The CSMonitor also identified two other men who are members of the Guardians of the Free Republics, including Clive Boustred, the man identified as the domain holder of the group's website, as previously reported by the City Paper.

So far, a number of Guardians have emerged. Kennedy, a Texas radio-show host, was interviewed for two hours on Friday by the FBI, but not arrested. Another "elder" listed is Tom Schaults, who runs clinics on "attorney repellant technology." And a third is the owner of the Guardians website, Clive Boustred, whom Mother Jones describes as "a British-educated former South African soldier with an apparent knack for 'anti-terrorist warfare.'"

The appearance of Mr. Boustred in the mix may give some clue to the assertion by the Guardians that they had an agreement with "the military" to support their quiet coup.

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