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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:J 34504191:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MTYyMjAzX0E0OUZCQzZD] [color=blue][i]f fact J wouldn't you say that all of us were born in North America into a system of slavery? [/i][/color] We're born into a system of laws. And subject to the laws of the people. And we get a say in their creation by electing the representatives who make them and select judges, cabinet members, and the like. The power lies with the people. And you aren't the people. Again, my little 'sovereign citizen', your imagination is irrelevant. You can call yourself 'King', or 'Batman' or 'Optimus Prime'. But fail to pay your taxes and we catch you....and you'll find that your declarations of unilateral sovereignty doesn't amount to much in a court of law. [/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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