I have some ideas about how we are not being granted our natural rights and freedoms, and how we may be inadvertently authorizing our own enslavement. I wanted to get a handle on what it meant to become a 'Sovereign Citizen,' and what arguments can be made in favour of this concept. I hope to try to simplify the concepts and present them in a cohesive manner, as it relates to us taking back our power and sovereignty as a collective.
But as I read carefully through the content of my search results, and got a growing conviction that I would not easily find what I was looking for, it slowly got me thinking of writing a different article first—THIS article. Here is what I got on the first page of my search:
Wikipedia: Referencing Forbes writer J. J. McNab, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the FBI as primary sources
The Southern Poverty Law Center: 'The strange subculture of the sovereign citizens movement, whose adherents hold truly bizarre, complex antigovernment beliefs…'
The FBI: 'Today, we look at a third threat—the "sovereign citizen" extremist movement.' (regarding terrorism)
Vox: Title: 'Why some far-right extremists think red ink can force the government to give them millions', referencing The Southern Poverty Law Center and the FBI as expert sources.
CTV News: Title: 'Canada's sovereign citizen movement growing, officials warn'
CBS News: 'a movement the FBI now considers one of the nation's top domestic terror threats.'
Forbes: 'They generally entered the movement by buying into a scam or conspiracy theory that not only promised them a quick fix to their problems, but wrapped such solutions in a heavy layer of revolutionary rhetoric.'
The Anti-Defamation League: 'The key distinguishing characteristic of the sovereign citizen movement is its extreme anti-government ideology, couched in conspiratorial, pseudohistorical, pseudolegal and sometimes racist language.'
PoliceOne: 'The threat to officer safety posed by sovereign citizens is well known.'
Lol. And here I thought that doing a Google search on 'Sovereign Citizen's Movement' would give me, oh, maybe, the 'Sovereign Citizen's Movement' website? No such luck.
Nowhere In Sight
Things didn't get much better on pages 2, 3 or 4 either, with 'Cop Killer' the most prevalent meme from a cursory scan of headlines. So I tried 'Sovereign Citizens Movement Website.' Same exact results as above. I finally found a Facebook link on page 3. Going onto the Facebook site, I noticed the last post was from January 2015, and there was a link to a chintzy website which was entitled 'Sovereign Citizens American Liberty Merchandise'.