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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:J 34504191:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MTc1MDEwXzg3QkUxOUYw] [color=darkblue][i]Stealing is a crime and when you steal, kidnap, false arrest. rico and many charges will be brought to those who are involved. Like your silly war on drugs.[/i][/color] And who said stealing wasn't a crime? Again, you're once again refuting arguments that no one is making. Much like your 'transfer of wealth' babble...which you awkwardly tried to attribute to me. Now in relation to the war on drugs....I think its bad policy that uses inconsistent logic. But its certainly within the authority of the people to make drugs illegal. As the people have authority that you, individually, do not. You lack the authority to lock someone away in your basement if you don't like what they're doing. The people most definitely have the authority to create prisons where they can lock up criminals convicted of crimes. Surely you're not equating kidnapping and incarceration? [/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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