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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 31297288:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MTY1MjI2XzdCMTQxMkQ4] [quote:J 34504191:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MTY1MTg3X0Y0QkE3NDlE] [color=darkblue][i]Provide your evidence the 'law of the land' applies to me. As you say: YOU saying it does not make it so, or are you a 'sovereign citizen' now, citing yourself?[/i][/color] I've already given you a cartoon simple process to test your theory in a matter of minutes. [i]And predictably, you won't dare.[/i] I know, I know...its so easy to make bold proclamations about your immunity from the law on the *internet*. But not so easy in the real world where there are actual consequences. Is it, buddy? Shrugs. Keep running. [/quote] You claimed the law of the land applied to me, I am not asking for proof, I am asking what evidence do you have to back your claim? Either you have evidence to back your claim or you are citing nothing but YOUR OPINION. Come on 'sovereign citizen' lets see your evidence besides your own OPINION. [/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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