The Use and Abuse of the Anti-Terrorism Act

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FMI’s March 4-5, 2018, Michigan Alt-Right Conference

The Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc., will hold its second major conference in Metropolitan Detroit on March 4 and 5, 2018.  People who wish to attend it must RSVP in advance; space is limited.

The private conference will be an opportunity for identitarian and Alt-Right activists and leaders to discuss the future of their movement and to coordinate their activities at this fun and inspirational extravaganza.  No more than 300 people will be permitted to register to attend the conference, which will cost $40 per person to attend so that some costs can be recovered.

The location of the conference and itinerary will not be publicly disclosed.  People who are interested in being permitted to attend the two-day long conference should contact FMI Executive Director Kyle Bristow by email at BristowLaw[at]gmail.com.  Thorough vetting of prospective attendees will occur.

Confirmed speakers of the conference so far include Kyle Bristow, Richard Spencer, Matthew Heimbach, and Cameron Padgett.

After a prospective attendee is vetted and pays the $40 attendance fee after being approved to participate, they will be provided the name and address of the hotel at which attendees are encouraged to stay.  The evening before the conference, the itinerary will be emailed to the registered attendees.

The extremely simplified version of the itinerary includes the following events:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Conference at a reserved venue.  Dinner and alcoholic drinks will be provided.  Brief speeches by Kyle Bristow, Richard Spencer, Matthew Heimbach, and Cameron Padgett will take place.

Monday, March 5, 2018

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Attendees of FMI's conference will attend Cameron Padgett's Michigan State University event at which Richard Spencer will speak.  (Note that FMI is unaffiliated with Padgett's MSU event, but Padgett has invited the attendees of FMI's conference to attend it.)

8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. - Dinner party at a restaurant which will be reserved for attendees of FMI's conference.

When FMI hosted a conference during the summer of 2016 in Detroit, over sixty attendees toured the ruins of Detroit, met during one evening for informative speeches at a scenic location—with an open bar and catered hors d'oeuvres—, explored the Detroit Institute of Arts, met for brunch in a swank suburb bistro, and enjoyed a dinner at a private room of a traditional Polish restaurant in a Polish enclave of Southeast Michigan.

This will not be a conference you will want to miss.

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To donate to FMI, please mail a check or money order made out to “Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.” to:

Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.
P.O. Box 381164
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

Please be sure to include your name and mailing address with your donation so that a tax-deductible donation receipt can be mailed back to you.

Alternatively, payment by credit card can be made via the website of GuideStar—which rates FMI as a platinum participant.  The online donation feature is immediately below the header and above the taskbar on the right side of the page.  You can make anonymous, tax-deductible, and single or recurring donations via GuideStar.

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Red Ice TV: FMI Executive Director And Attorney Kyle Bristow Is Fight Back Against Political Witch Hunts

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To donate to FMI, please mail a check or money order made out to “Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.” to:

Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.
P.O. Box 381164
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

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That Time An Indian Argued To The U.S. Supreme Court That He Is A "Free White Person" And Entitled To Citizenship

In United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind, 261 U.S. 204 (1923), the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Bhagat Singh Thind, who identified himself as a "high caste Aryan, of full Indian blood," was racially ineligible for naturalized citizenship due to the Naturalization Act of 1906.

FMI has obtained and is now releasing the fascinating briefs submitted by lawyers for the United States and Mr. Thind almost a century ago.

The lawyer for the United States argued before citing Rudyad Kipling's "The White Man's Burden":

We think that only such members of the Caucasian race should be held eligible for naturalization as may be found to be representatives of a white civilization.  Viewed in this way the people of India, from whatever stock they may have sprung, cannot be included.  Though they may have kept their blood pure for centuries, nevertheless, the centuries have removed them far from political fellowship with the white men of the Western World.

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This is the Western civilization, sometimes denominated the European civilization, which our fathers knew and from which they were willing to recruit the citizenship of the Republic; but the Far East, including India, was not regarded by them as a part of such civilization.  To them, naturalization of the Far East Asiatics was unthinkable, because immigration of the teeming millions of Asia into America was likewise unthinkable.

While the argument of the lawyer for the United States focused mostly on history, the argument of the lawyer for Mr. Thind focused mostly on the then-contemporary understanding of racial classifications in a brief which cites to significant scientific works--which makes said lawyer's brief interesting to read.

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To donate to FMI, please mail a check or money order made out to “Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.” to:

Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.
P.O. Box 381164
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

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That Time The U.S. Supreme Court Ruled Who Constitutes "Free White Persons"

In Takao Ozawa v. United States, 260 U.S. 178 (1922), the United States Supreme Court dealt with a case in which a Japanese individual unsuccessfully sought American citizenship via the Naturalization Act of 1906, which only allowed "free white persons" to become naturalized citizens.  Mr. Ozawa alleged that Japanese people are "free white persons," and the U.S. Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled otherwise.

Although the U.S. Supreme Court's published opinion is easy to find and read, the briefs submitted by the attorneys representing the federal government and the State of California--which submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the federal government's position--are not.  FMI obtained them and are publishing them now.

Argued the Attorney General of the State of California in the conclusion of his brief:

Counsel refer to the necessity for continuing the long friendship between Japan and the United States.  We respectfully submit that no nation can justly complain of the racial standard set by any other nation in the matter of qualification for citizenship.  This is a subject peculiarly within the discretion and control of each nation to determine for itself.

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With a clashing of races, however, competing with each other for their very existence as in the agricultural development of the Western States, the racial type is of supreme moment.  The economic question must be answered.  Wise statesmen have recognized this as a vital question which can not be ignored.

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[I]t is far better to have the occasional resentment of the unthinking than to create a condition which must produce for all time clash and conflict between dissimilar peoples of distinct races.
 

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To donate to FMI, please mail a check or money order made out to “Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.” to:

Foundation for the Marketplace of Ideas, Inc.
P.O. Box 381164
Clinton Twp., MI 48038

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Alternatively, payment by credit card can be made via the website of GuideStar—which rates FMI as a platinum participant.  The online donation feature is immediately below the header and above the taskbar on the right side of the page.  You can make anonymous, tax-deductible, and single or recurring donations via GuideStar.

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