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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 17551129:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MTYzOTY5X0E2Rjk3QTcw] [b]Interesting tidbit for everyone...[/b] A friend of mine who has been researching different aspects of the system, name, etc., got ticketed for a by-law infraction... Small fine, no big deal... But, he decided to put things to the test in court, in particular having to do with the name... When it was his turn, he asked the judge, who's name is on this ticket, who has ownership of the name, and a few other things... It seems the questions were a little too probing... The judge took a few minutes, looked over the papers of the case, then dismissed it on a technicallity... The technicallity was - the officer dropped the ticket in the mailbox, not giving it directly to the person... She ruled improper service... The crown attorney was furious, and started to argue...The judge stopped him and walked out of the courtroom... She simply did not want to address the issue... WHY ???? [/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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