Governor Nixon is one of at least 30 governors who has received a threatening letter from a group calling itself the Guardians of the Free Republics. The letter tells Nixon and other governors  to leave office within three days or be forcibly removed.

The governor’s office has given the letter to the Highway Patrol. Patrol spokesman Tim Hull says the patrol has passed the letter up the chain.

AUDIO: Hull comments on letter :34 mp3

The Guardians of the Free Republic is based in Texas. Its web page alleges, among other things, that “insidious law enforcement agencies…have become interwoven in the tiniest issues of our lives.”