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Sovereign citizens: Is this an accurate portrayal?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 19099851:MV8yMTM3ODI1XzM2MTAxOTQ2XzIxMzkzODQ4] Oh good lord OP why would you ask GLP - which is filled with lunatics - whether they support a realistic portrayal of sovereign citizen lunacy? Of course they don't thats why they post here. This sovereign citizen stuff is essentially a legal mythology. It has no foundation in the real law. At best, you will make the judge think you are mentally ill. At worst, you'll get thrown in jail and heavily fined for things that you would have gotten away with if you hadn't been living in fantasy land. [/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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