The manual contains a list of “Terrorist Organizations,” and includes Hamas, al-Qaida, and Hezbollah; street gangs; racist, separatist, and hate groups; and, shockingly, “property rights activists.” They were listed as terrorists because they “undermine confidence in the government” and “influence government or social policy.”
After members of the public became aware of the manual and a legal organization sent a letter to the governor, Virginia replaced “property rights activists” with “property rights extremists: anti-eminent domain.” So, Virginia’s current manual still lists citizens who oppose the government’s use of eminent domain as terrorists.
Thing is, these folks ought to know better. At the beginning of the manual is the actual definition of terrorism according to US code, “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national or clandestine agentys, usually intended to influence an audience.” Full copy of manual here: http://crimlaw.blogspot.com/VATerrorismManual.pdf
Is there really a property rights group out there perpetrating violence against noncombatants? No.
Or even against combatants? Nope.
Which is a greater threat to you, the noncombatant civilian, a property rights activist or an enforcer/ practitioner of eminent domain abuse?
Seems to me forcing someone out of their home is a pretty combatant act.