Particularly catching on in the prison population
August 1, 2010 12:41 PM Subscribe
The Sovereign Citizen Movement
posted by Countess Elena (72 comments total)
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(or Redemption Movement
) in the US is based on a theory that the federal government has pledged each and every American citizen, as a fictitious "straw-man" corporate person, for collateral, and that you have the right to assert your "sovereign citizenship," free yourself from liens and taxes,
and claim hundreds of thousands of dollars lent to the government in your very own name. This is accomplished by a number of pseudo-legal filings, mailings and renderings of your own name, intended to make you a Free Man on the Land.
Although not yet mainstream, believers are becoming more active and visible,
from the recent violent deaths of movement leaders Jerry and Joseph Kane (previously)
to the rather less threatening Basil Marceaux (dot com), who pledges to get rid of the "gold-fringe flag" (previously
Although I picked links to make the movement easier to understand, perhaps you would rather have links impossible
to understand, in which case may I recommend the website of David Wynn Miller,
who has retooled the grammar of the English language in the cause of freedom.