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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:J 34504191:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MTY2MjI5X0Y5MUVBMEE3] [color=darkblue][i]imho its a logical progression,just as default contitutionalism was compromised and corrupted into what we see today,an interim political strategy would work toward restoring what we lost,but ultimately evolving towards a free self sufficient non centralised voluntaryists society.[/i][/color] *Blinking* This doesn't look snarky at all! Give me a moment to shift gears. <cracking my knuckles and screwing on my thinking hat> There, all done. So where were we? I think the problems with non-centralized v8oluntaryist society is the same problems with anarchy in general: 1) Lack of an effective system of conflict management 2) Difficulty creating major projects (bridges, roads, etc) 3) Inherent instability of subjectifying moral and ethical conduct with no means of enforcement 4) Unsustainability as leaders within the 'non-centralized voluntariyist' society would eventually devolve into factionalism. 5) Vulnerability to outside threats due to lack of organization [/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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