What do you think of the Sovereign Citizen movement?
- NinefingerLv 61 month ago
A few days ago while running radar on Government Cut due to numerous boat accidents. We had one boat operator claim Sovereign status. And refused to identify himself. So instead of a simple summons. We had to arrest him. After a AFIS check. We found he was wanted in four states on numerous identity fraud cases. So for the simple reason of not showing ID and signing for the summons. He'll now spend around 20 years in prison. They're idiots that think that Sovereign Citizen crap works.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Self-described "sovereign citizens" see themselves as answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law and as not subject to any government statutes or proceedings. In the United States, they do not recognize U.S. currency and maintain that they are "free of any legal constraints".
Many members of the sovereign citizen movement believe that the United States government is illegitimate. JJ MacNab, who writes for Forbes about anti-government extremism, has described the sovereign-citizen movement as consisting of individuals who believe that the county sheriff is the most powerful law-enforcement officer in the country, with authority superior to that of any federal agent, elected official, or local law-enforcement official. The movement can be traced back to white-extremist groups like Posse Comitatus and the constitutional militia movement.
- Kid MohawkLv 41 month ago
In the vast majority of cases, they're nut jobs who show little to no understanding of the law. Additionally, they want to take advantage of the protections that being a member of this nation has to offer, while wanting to avoid any of the rules.
- M JohnsonLv 61 month ago
If you live in a Democracy, where the majority rules, saying "I want the old rules," doesn't cut it. Get a passport, or buy and island.
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- I'm That MexicanLv 51 month ago
Those people are ridiculous.