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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:J 34311994:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MDk3OTU4XzNDQkRDQTA2] [i]"if you wonder why his sites written how it is-it is in correct syntax. now go learn."[/i] 'Correct syntax' according to who? Again, you don't decide when the law is valid and when it isn't. Your imaginary 'correct syntax' requirement doesn't exist. Its just another in a litany of made up nonsense that the sovereign citizen movement invents from nothing....and then demands the law must meet before it can apply authority over them. Your imaginary requirements are irrelevant. They don't actually limit or define the law. Or effect it in anyway. This is why the sovereign citizen movement fails so consistently. Its not a 'syntax' problem. Its that they don't have the slightest clue what they're talking about. [/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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