What if you woke up one day and decided that you were immune to the laws of the U.S government? What if you believed you couldn't be sued in a court of law? What if you believed you didn't have to pay taxes and you had the documented proof to back it up? If so, then you are probably one of a growing minority of anti-government extremists that call themselves Sovereign Citizens.
So, what the hell is that? Here's the short version...
Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state or municipal levels, or that they do not recognize U.S. currency and that they are "free of any legal constraints".
If all of this sounds complicated, you're not alone. The bible Sovereign Citizens use to indemnify themselves against the U.S. government was culled together from a slew of historical documents and reads like an anarchist manifesto.
In West Memphis, Arkansas, Joseph T. Kane. son of a prominent Sovereign Citizen, shot two policemen dead after a routine traffic stop which led to a shootout in a Walmart parking lot where Kane was killed by police. All of this was caught on camera by the dash cam of the police cruiser.
If you're a sensible person, you will see this for what it really is -- tilting at windmills. I understand the notion of limited government and libertarian values, but trying to ignore that the government has any authority over you by drawing an imaginary moat around your bed like a five year old to keep the monsters away is, well -- childish.
Still, there are many that believe the murders were a set up and puzzling youtube videos have been released trying to shed light on a police cover up. Have a look below at the video and make up your own mind.