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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 34261084:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MDk3NjE0XzVBM0IwNDE0] Funny how the naysayers describe it as almost always failing, what do they think of the cases that don't fail? I think it does attract charlatans and people who just want to escape penalty for causing injury to living souls or their property, some of the alleged 'wins' people put up on youtube aren't actually 'wins', it's sorta a combo of bullying and chutpah rather than they got it right. I can see why the judiciary would be concerned and in some cases that's appropriate. [/quote]
I really don't know much about this subject. Is this a genuine description of these people of just the M.S.M. demonizing them?
From Kfor TV out of Oklahoma:
"Law enforcement is paying special attention to a re-surging group of individual extremists; sovereign citizens.
They are anti-government Americans who believe the U.S. government has no authority".
"The world-wide web has been a handy tool in sovereign circles, spreading tactics of their particular flavor of lawlessness.
Sovereign citizens usually represent themselves in court, filing nonsensical paperwork on their own behalf.
Many sovereigns document their struggles to be taken seriously, then post them online.
They rarely have much success."
“What I understand people in some of these cases are doing is making the argument that the original constitutional order left people free from the authority of the federal government and maybe from laws at the state level as well,” Blitz said. “So (they say) ‘You can’t apply these laws to me.’ Not surprisingly, the judges have said, ‘Yes we can.’”
Full article with video:
link to kfor.com
I just want to thank everyone who contributed to this thread. You've all given me a bit of a crash education on this subject and directed me to some great sources for learning even more. It's bed time for me but I'm looking forward to reading any new post when I get up.
Once again, thank you!
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