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Sovereign Citizens: A Clear and Present Danger

Sovereign citizens believe local law does not apply to them and that brings them in direct conflict with you.

September 21, 2012  |  by Rob Finch and Kory Flowers

Photo: iStockPhoto.com
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Last month near Spokane, Wash., a sheriff's deputy in an unmarked car was driving east on I-90 when he took notice of a red pickup truck in front of him that appeared to have invalid or altered license plates. The deputy called in the plate number and received notice that there was no record of the plate.

Backup rolled. Marked cars followed the truck until it pulled into a driveway. There it was boxed in by patrol cars and a standoff began, as the truck's occupants refused to cooperate with the officers and the officers wisely chose not to approach the vehicle. SWAT was dispatched. The driver and passenger of the truck were eventually cut from their seat belts and taken into custody.

Calling SWAT may seem like an overreaction to an expired or fake license plate. But the Washington officers were smart to do so.

They were dealing with members of an anti-government movement called "sovereign citizens." Sovereigns believe that the government has no right to tax them, issue licenses, or do many of the other things that the average American citizen has accepted as the roles of government. They also believe that the only legitimate law enforcement officer is the elected sheriff.

For the most part sovereigns and their beliefs were not a major concern for law enforcement until two years ago. That's when two West Memphis, Ark., officers—Brandon Paudert and Bill Evans—were murdered by a father and son team of sovereigns during a drug interdiction traffic stop. The sovereigns were later killed in a fierce gun battle in a nearby Walmart parking lot.

The West Memphis cop killings and the subsequent shootout put the sovereign citizen movement on the radar of many law enforcement officers, but there are still numerous officers who are not aware of the dangers presented by this philosophy and how to recognize its adherents.

Understanding Sovereignty

Crimes committed by sovereigns often include relatively minor offenses such as the manufacture of fraudulent license plates, registration cards, or currency. However, as this movement has quickly gained traction across the country with the assistance of the Internet and sovereign seminars promising an assorted array of "get rich quick" financial remedies, mortgage fraud, and banking fraud, threats against law enforcement officers and judicial officials by sovereigns are becoming more common place.

The tactics used by sovereigns won't always be violent. More often, a sovereign will use document filings such as liens and lawsuits against law enforcement in an attempt to overwhelm and confuse you. Due to the evolutionary nature of police work in the United States, you need to equip yourself with knowledge to protect yourself physically, financially, and legally from these criminals and their bag of tricks aimed at disrupting the criminal justice system.

Sovereignty and sovereign citizens have existed in the United States for nearly 50 years in various forms. The roots of the sovereigns can be found in the Posse Comitatus movement of the 1970s.

"Sovereign citizen" is a broad, general term that is often applied to any individual person or group that does not believe that the laws of the United States or the state laws apply to them. In other words, they are beyond the jurisdiction of law enforcement authority. The term "sovereign citizen" should be viewed as an umbrella under which you will find thousands of loosely organized groups or individuals that share one basic ideological principle but approach it through different paths.

Extreme Ire

Some groups or individuals use their sovereign claims in an attempt to avoid legal trouble and circumvent common traffic laws and statutes. Others believe they are at war with the United States and are willing to use deadly force against anyone they perceive as standing in the way of their sovereign rights. Violent sovereigns are a clear and present danger to law enforcement, and you need to be prepared to deal with them safely and effectively.

While each sovereign group holds its own specific creeds, conspiracies, and focal points, what they all have in common is an extreme ire for government and its agents, and particularly law enforcement. Sovereigns generally subscribe to a loose anarchist ideology, holding firmly to notions of archaic common law doctrines, or no law at all.

Sovereigns believe in an "unimpeded God-given right to travel," and therefore say that no officer, under any circumstance, has the right to obstruct their travel. That makes traffic stops involving sovereigns extremely perilous for officers.

Divided by Race

American sovereign groups are commonly delineated along racial lines. White American sovereigns tend to be concerned with the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions, and their interpretations of those documents in a historical context. African-American sovereigns often lean toward Moorish history and African culture as the basis of their sovereignty. Religion, particularly the Moorish Science Temple, may also play a role in racial division and recruitment or indoctrination within a particular sovereign group.

While there is often noticeable racial division among sovereign groups, it is important to remember that sovereign citizens all have the same basic beliefs and will share their criminal tactics with each other. Sovereign citizens, with few exceptions and despite their differences, will choose to unite against their one common enemy: the government and its agents.

Pseudo-Legal

When attempting to understand how a group or individual comes to believe in sovereignty and exemption from statutory law, you must first understand the foundation of the movement.

Sovereigns take legitimate historical events and obscure common law and twist and change them to fit their particular claims or assertions. Their hope is that the ensuing confusion results in law enforcement and/or the judicial system's unwillingness to effectively deal with them. The fact that most of their arguments and documents contain a slight hint of factual basis and an overwhelming amount of pseudo-legal language, including the mention of various acts, amendments, and treaties, only adds to the confusion.

One example common to the philosophies of many sovereigns is the Theory of Redemption. This theory claims that the United States went bankrupt in 1933 when it chose to no longer use the gold standard to back up its paper currency. Needing collateral to trade and conduct commerce with other countries, the United States began to use citizens as collateral to ensure the value of its money. Subsequently, secret bank accounts, containing millions of dollars, were supposedly established by the United States Treasury Department on behalf of each citizen, or "strawman," used as collateral. Redemption is used as a gateway by sovereigns to commit various fraudulent acts all in an attempt to "redeem their strawman" and access these non-existent secret Treasury accounts to satisfy various debts, including mortgages, cars, and credit cards.

Another ideological principle of sovereignty is the 14th Amendment. Passed in 1868 and intended to galvanize and unify the country as part of the post-Civil War Reconstruction Acts, sovereigns view the 14th Amendment as another example of government trickery. They believe that the United States government illegally passed the Amendment and "tricked" all the citizens of the state republics, for example the State Republic of North Carolina, into renouncing their state citizenship and agreeing to become federal "corporate" citizens through the acceptance of government benefits.

Sovereigns believe that the federal government forced the citizens of the former state republics into obtaining birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver licenses, vehicle registration cards, and other legal documents. These "binding contracts" are viewed as null and void by sovereigns, and as such, will usually not be obtained or carried by sovereign citizens.

Sovereigns and Traffic Stops

Regardless of the particular vein of sovereignty encountered by law enforcement officers, brushes with sovereigns can be extremely predictable, and successful and safe interactions with sovereigns can be accomplished if you follow a few guidelines.

The first thing you may notice will be a fraudulent registration plate affixed to a vehicle. The plate may or may not look like a slightly altered version of a legitimate registration. It will most often contain words like "Indigenous," "Sovereign," "Diplomatic," "Exempt," or "Private Property."

The plate will sometimes identify the particular sovereign group its owner is associated with such as "Washitaw," "Moor," "Mu'ur" (variation of Moor), "Little Shell Pembina," or "Nuwaubian." Sovereign license plates often contain images of a foreign flag, the United Nations symbol, bar codes, or hieroglyphic writing. Identifying these initial sovereign indicators, and mentally preparing for what's to come, is critical to a successful and safe encounter.

When you stop a sovereign citizen, the encounter will be unlike any of the thousands of vehicle stops performed in your career. While you are conditioned to motorists being frustrated or even confrontational about the reason for the stop and any possible penalty, sovereigns utilize a unique mix of bullying, intimidation, and confusion to coerce their way out of the stop.

You may encounter sovereigns who refuse to roll down their window or only roll it down a matter of inches and then slide you a "Public Servant Questionnaire," asking for your full legal name, home address, and other sensitive biographical information. Sovereigns, when stopped, may ask you to present them with your signed oath of office or to recite that oath. The sovereign will often attempt to utilize clever parsing of words to differentiate between a "vehicle" and a "conveyance," or "driving" vs. "traveling," all in an effort to confuse and intimidate you.

A sovereign may even present you with a bill for his time when you contact him. Sovereigns have been known to mention their "fee schedule" to officers during traffic stops, and will advise you that these self-created astronomical rates will be billed to you, all depending on the length of the stop.

Unlike the average motorist, sovereigns will not comply with simple instructions to produce a driver's license, registration card, or proof of insurance. They will argue with you about jurisdiction and the "victim" of the alleged traffic offense.

Sovereign citizens also believe their names are private property and cannot be used, for any reason, without their expressed consent. They will view you writing their names on a citation as a copyright or trademark infringement and, consequently, attempt to conceal their full names when asked. As a result of their belief that law enforcement has no authority over them in any situation, they may become violent if asked to exit the vehicle or submit to an arrest.

And expect to be filmed. Sovereigns often video-record their interactions with law enforcement officers in hopes of intimidating officers to not enforce the law. Some of these encounters are live-streamed via the Internet to local like-minded sovereigns, and some of these people could present a possible threat to your safety.

While it might not always be possible to identify a sovereign citizen based on vehicle or registration plate indicators, you should be aware of certain key words that sovereigns are likely to use when you contact them. The mention of the following words or sentences is usually an indicator that you are dealing with a sovereign citizen:

  • Indigenous
  • Aboriginal
  • Oath of office
  • Who is the party that was harmed?
  • Traveling in a private capacity  
  • Conveyance
  • Domicile  
  • 14th Amendment  
  • Strawman

While the traffic stop will be unlike any other you experience, you should remember that procedure and enforcement should remain consistent. Priority number one is safety. You need to have the right mindset going into the stop and be prepared for the tactics employed by sovereigns.

Once you identify the individual as a sovereign, it's important to not get wrapped up in the copious amount of paperwork he will produce during the encounter. Identify the paperwork as sovereign propaganda and of no significance to the stop and maintain a high level of officer awareness and safety. Decisive decision making and enforcement of the law is the best way to ensure maximum officer safety and send a clear message that these sovereign tactics are ineffective in your particular jurisdiction.

Finally, call for backup if you sense any physical threat coming from a suspected sovereign citizen. While violent encounters with adherents of this philosophy are rare, they can be sudden and deadly.

Paper Terrorists

Rumors and stories are currently circulating among many police agencies nationwide that sovereign citizens will initiate lawsuits against officers, departments, cities, and counties, and they will file liens against anyone who refutes their claims of sovereignty. Some sovereigns might even issue bogus-looking documents stating they are indictments or arrest warrants. For the most part, this is true. This most common and effective tactic used by sovereign citizens is called "paper terrorism."

The goal for sovereign citizens using this tactic is to initially frighten a law enforcement officer away from even initiating a stop on sovereigns, let alone making criminal charges against them. They want the threat of a lawsuit or lien to help insulate them from local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and laws. They aspire to clog up the court system with as much paperwork as possible and hope that the end result is no one wanting to deal with them because they are such a nuisance.

Sovereigns will usually add up the amount of time they were "inconvenienced" or detained, the value for copyright or trademark infringement for writing their name on a citation and, per their fictitious fee schedule, decide on an exorbitant figure for a lawsuit. These lawsuits are often filed in federal or state court and may be served on an officer at his home or agency. While meritless, the lawsuits need to be addressed through the proper channels and handled by your respective police, city, county, or state attorney in a timely fashion.

Sovereigns might also place a lien on an officer's property as retribution. While the sovereign never plans on collecting, the lingering effect on the officer could be devastating if not addressed immediately and handled properly. It is imperative to continuously check your credit for signs of illegal activity and to also check with the Clerk of Courts and Register of Deeds offices in your particular county for sovereign filings against you.

Sovereign citizens can and will be violent toward law enforcement. They do not believe in the legitimacy of the government, the validity of laws, or the authority to enforce any laws against them. This is completely different from the "typical" criminal that you deal with on a regular basis.

The typical criminal runs away or resists because you have the authority to take him or her to jail. Sovereign citizens resist because they believe that you are violating their sovereignty and that they are allowed to defend themselves using deadly physical force.

Sovereigns may not always be violent. It's impossible to know when they'll decide to use force against you. But you need to be prepared and you need to understand the mentality of this movement. If you educate yourself and the public on the multitude of fraudulent scams and tactics used by sovereign citizens, and you continue to maintain a high level of officer safety when dealing with them, you will be as effective as possible in combating this growing concern within the law enforcement community.

Editor's note: At press time two Louisiana officers—Deputies Brandon Nielsen and Jeremy Triche of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana—were killed in an encounter with men suspected of being members of Posse Comitatus, a splinter group of the sovereign citizen movement.

Rob Finch and Kory Flowers are detectives in the Criminal Intelligence Unit of the Greensboro (N.C.) Police Department. For the past three years, they have investigated numerous sovereigns, leading to successful prosecutions at both the state and federal level.

Related:

Sovereign Citizens Linked To La. Deputy Killings

Wash. 'Sovereigns' Arrested After SWAT Standoff

'60 Minutes' Profiles Sovereign Citizen Movement

Tags: Sovereign Citizens, West Memphis (Ark.) PD, St. John the Baptist Parish (La.) Sheriff, Vehicle Stops, Citizen Video, Assaults on Officers


Comments (88)

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Cecilio Mendez @ 9/22/2012 3:17 PM

Great article and useful information. I suggest to work out a law that addresses the problems concerning the "paper terrorism" scenario. Something based on a case about a "non-citizen" claiming coverage by the laws from their country of origin, which are non-applicable on the USA. (I know, I know. Not counting diplomats!) Refusing to recognize our laws, prevent them from claiming their coverage and stop them from using our laws to clog the system. They refuse to recognize our Constitution, therefore they will be treated as illegal aliens. Just an idea...

Rich @ 9/24/2012 5:16 PM

The "paper terrorism" is illegal in most States. The US Attorney General for your State should be on board with the prosecution of the Sovereigns. Also if they are stating that they are a non-citizen or not a citizen of the USA, then they have no legal right to possess or own a firearm in most States. Everyone be safe when dealing with these people.

JANickols @ 9/24/2012 5:34 PM

Not mentioned was the fringe folks who don't pay taxes. Probably another argument of the Sovereign's. The 16th Amendment is the foundation for income Taxes and is an ever favorite of those wishing to pass over this thorny issue. Gotta goofy brother-in-law who pulled this off for about 10 years. IRS nailed his booty big time. Missed the joint because of age and half senile. FYI, you can have your Social Security garnished.

Good article and scarey stuff. They are very dangerous.

RICHARD @ 9/24/2012 6:23 PM

GOOD ARTICLE. I HAVE FOUND THEY WON'T LET YOU TALK. THEY TALK OVER EVERYTHING YOU SAY NOT ALLOWING YOU TO GET A WORD IN. I LEARNED TO DO THE SAME. KEEP GIVING THEM INSTRUCTIONS AND REFUSING TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS NOT RELATED TO THE STOP. AFTER WRITING THE TICKET I PRESENT IT TO THEM WITH THE USUAL ADMONISHMENT. IF THEY SIGN, GREAT, IF NOT I CALL FOR BACK-UP BEFORE ARRESTING THE INDIVIDUAL FOR REFUSING TO SIGN THEIR TICKET, A MISDEMEANOR IN CALIF. OR AT LEAST IT USED TO BE.

Joe @ 9/24/2012 6:30 PM

So if they claim that they are not a citizen and subject to the laws. Then they are in the United States illegally. Deport them.

Juan 10-13 @ 9/25/2012 5:07 AM

Yes Gentlemen.....we are dealing with a morphed-criminal. They can shroud themselves with whatever term or purported vision or demented purpose....it's still criminal. Thank you for the wealth of information and Brothers PLEASE....call for back up! You are the most important BEING...during the vehicle stop! God Bless you all.

Pradeep @ 10/25/2012 8:28 AM

Mostly crimes are caused by too many unnecessary laws, especially in the world of aliens and there is a lawful deportation for those law breakers regardless of knowingly or ignorently, in either case Paper terrorism is generated and promoted by administration by employing unqualified personnel or crooks in some countries.

Lherisson Tarik @ 11/2/2012 12:01 PM

This article may be great for some but I can really tell the authors' LACK of knowledge of the united States history and the notion of NATIONALITY, I can confirm without a shadow of a doubt they are european, US CITIZEN thinking they are American, and they only know corporate POLICIES. The authors try to associate the Moors, who are the Heir apparent of the Land (North, South, Central America including the Atlantis Islands), to the so called White supremacy is really misleading: Europeans are not indigenous to the Land, they are colonists who were seeking FREEDOM from the Feudal system of Europe at that time, the Moors received them and sign a Treaty of Peace & Friendship with the European Nations in 1786 renewed in 1836 so they can live in HARMONY( Treaty of Peace & Friendship with Morocco) The Moors have been branded Black, Color & Negro by europeans to steal their BIRTHRIGHTS. I hereby CHALLENGE the authors of this post Rob Finch and Kory flowers to TELL me what Nation Flag they operating under?
I can surely tell they don't know anything about International Law, the Moors are from a Nation and are protected under international Law ( Treaty Laws)

Lherisson Tarik El @ 11/2/2012 12:29 PM

It is unfortunate that all the comments on this site are made by people foreign to this Land, any european claiming Sovereignty should go to their respective european Country where their ancestors are from. Don't feel offended by my remarks because truth can stand on it's own and needs no apology. Sovereignty comes with Nationality, 13 amendment section 12 Said : "The Traffic of slave with africa is forever prohibited on pain of death and the forfeiture of all the rights and property of persons therein; and the descendant of Africans shall not be citizens. Many of the police agents and people posting comments never knew about this section of the 13th Amendment because it has been suppressed from Google search engine. If you click the 13th Amendment you will only see 2 sections and it does carry 20 sections. There is no such thing as "Black Sovereigns" because black is a legal status, it doesn't represent a nation. Finch and Flowers are acting under ignorance of the Supreme Law of the LAND which TREATY Law and The Moors who declare their Nationality are protected under international Law and can file Lawsuit against any corporation or public servant violating their rights, in international Court.

Anonymous @ 12/10/2012 6:49 PM

This is the most bull spit article I have Ever Seen.. A Sovereign is actually a person who is free, someone who follows no laws of man.. only the laws of the Creator aka God aka whom ever you believe to be the one who created you. A Sovereign follows Common Law which is the supreme Law of the land it goes above state, or Federal law.. This Article is presented to you by the Agents who wish to put down the True fact that Being a U.S. Citizen means you have no rights you have privileges bestowed upon you.. you can look it up in Blacks Law Dict. you are a Corporate Entity not a Living human being. Thats why they can whack a "U.S.Citizen" with fines, tickets, and come take your children when they deem fit. The American Public doesn't even know how corrupt the U.S. is. I ask why is it that the Pope is considered Sovereign then?.. yet every president of the U.S. always goes to the pope and kisses his ring once elected.. think about it!!

Azad Jace @ 12/12/2012 7:23 AM

Quite unfortunate that Police, Fire, EMS, and other "Public Servants" to include Justices and all other Oath-Takers, particularly our military forces [the most mocked on the planet], are so lowly regarded by the Elitists that have ruled the planet for the past 6,000 years (the same bloodline in many instances), financed EVERY war, and are very much pulling the strings to EVERY banking institution and every Govern (from Latin, gubernare: to manage, control, or navigate) and Ment (from Latin mente: thought, mind, or intellect) that they can't begin to realize that Education is but the regurgitation of information to prove on an examination, someday posting on their walls the awe-inspiring certificate, diploma, or degree, versus what could be Enlightenment, meaning the world to them if they would just open their eyes and see the signs & symbols which Occultists (Occultare is Latin: to conceal, hide, or obscure) have been using for countless generations. It's all around us....but by the VERY SAME token (although, token-wise, we spend fortunes blinded in & from our own ignorance), we could begin actually taking the time, the energy, and the intellectual capacities we were EACH granted at birth to piece the convoluted & distorted pieces together. It would show a quite different picture than one that the Druids still practice, although they have done so with potions & magic spells for centuries with wands made of the Holly Tree: they've just morphed into the very same Holly Wood devotees, but still very much enthralling the masses with Non-Sense to keep their minds so occupied and distracted (along with ample supply of the bi-product made from Chemical Fertilizers as well as Aluminum manufacturing, Sodium Fluoride....this alone, the Soviet Gulags as had the Nazi Concentration camps, have well documented the docile & apathetic affects upon the human brain. Masters are making a FORTUNE with YOUR Birth Certificate on NYSE! ~Azad Jace

Marlise @ 12/12/2012 7:50 AM

Obviously the last several comments were from 'sovereigns'. To those engaged in legally protecting our citizens and enforcing the laws often at great personal risk, I want to say "Thank you" from the heart.. to our policemen, firemen, and military, "God bless you and keep you safe"
I found the article very interesting. I looked it up after a news article described such a person- I know there are nutty people out there, but the degree of selfishness exhibited by these is unreal. They want to live here and benefit from life in the US, but not contribute to it.

kory flowers @ 12/14/2012 6:04 AM

Thanks for all the positive, clearly-thought out and articulate comments from our fellow sheepdogs...be safe out there. -kf

Yahoshua @ 12/31/2012 4:35 PM

Damn....you mean in 50 years they couldnt find one example of just some good ol people who thought the british takeover which was backed by big money and the queen was bullshit and believe its easier to not lie cheat steal in a common (sense)law fashion. Nobody huh....every example is derrogatory against "soverigns".....if somebody is willing to battle the police to death in a shootout...soverign or not dont matter....those crazy bastards woulda did it anyway. Your article may fit well for mind numbed robots incapable of thought due to overwhelming amounts of flouride, and processed foods...yet you can easily see the negative use of carefully placed words. My favorite part is where "Soverigns dont believe govt has power to issue license...etc..."unlike" "average" "american citizens" who have "accepted" these things as the "role" of the government.

Joe Rath @ 1/2/2013 11:20 AM

One thing that stands out is that the officer is too exposed to the driver of the vehicle.
Hand on t

Aikido John @ 1/3/2013 6:19 AM

Yes, but they still bleed just like regular citizens. They are not immune to a .40 caliber bullet...

Andrew D @ 1/9/2013 6:47 AM

I really hope police officers are immune to this rhetoric propaganda. May the force be with us - those who are close to the source field - against tyranny - pro freedom - anti war and hate.

Robert Baty @ 1/10/2013 3:34 PM

I struck up a conversation in the last few days with a fellow using the name of Ed Umpervitch; via the FaceBook page of Kent Hovind.

Ed has tried to make a big deal out of whether or not a person is "private" or "public"; coming across as being a "sovereign" promoter.

Kent Hovind, currently serving a 10 year sentence for tax related crimes, has in days gone by tried to use sovereign antics in his efforts to thwart enforcement efforts against him.

I don't know how far Ed might carry the discussion. I am having a little trouble getting him to really "come out" and "come clean" about what he is getting at.

Kent's FaceBook address is:

http://www.facebook.com/drkenthovind

Ter ber @ 1/22/2013 5:19 PM

These people are just that...people. They are afraid for their country becoming a state in the world govt. coming. Our police officers need to look up the dangers of agenda 21. Otherwise you will be taking your orders from the UN. beholdapalehorse.tv

Bob Samson @ 1/30/2013 7:45 PM

Wow, a lot of you really are part of building the police state. This is disgusting; you should know that stop and searches are against the constitution and people's natural rights. Not to mention you bullies that try to search without warrants and intimidate people with the threat of violence. Lastly, there are no laws that require the regular working American to submit a 1040 - the IRS refuses to point out what law requires it. My earnings as a human being are not subject to direct taxation. That's theft. YOU and big brother make lists. WE make lists of all traitors to humanity and liberty. The day is coming... choose your side wisely and stop serving fraud and theft.

Tony @ 2/1/2013 2:01 PM

What are the codes referring to the legality of taxation. And if they aren't legitimate how does one, deal with the issue and avoid going to jail.

Anon @ 2/7/2013 9:23 AM

Internal Revenue Code
Sections 1, 61, and 63 impose the tax,
Section 6012 requires you to file a tax return if you have income of more than the exemption amount plus the basic standard deduction, and
Section 6151 requires you to pay the tax at the time and place fixed for the filing of your return.

Anon @ 2/7/2013 9:24 AM

I know... I know... don't feed the trolls. But it was only a LITTLE feeding.

Glenn @ 2/15/2013 12:09 PM

Sorry, I need to correct something here that is being missed. Judge Tolen of the US Supreme Court has given his decision on the difference between comerical and private travels. Most if not all officers are in violation of the law. Remember, Ignorance of the law is no excuse. I am asking you to do your homework. Verify what I am telling you and see how you have been used and abused in your positions. Most Sovereign citizens are tired of trying to educate the cops on this issue, some understand that even if they do issue a citation. It will still remain up to the cop to prove in court that at the time of the citation the road was being used for comerical purposes by the driver, operator, etc. I am sorry, I am in no way condoning, promoting what the Sovereigns do. But cops also need a bit of accountablity. They also need to understand that they have limited powers. And that they need to be more responcable in thier action. Please look up the info, see where a lot of people are comming from. And see why a lot of them get angry. See that they actually do have standing in court because it has already been decided by the supreme court that the law applies to comerical and not private. Please relaize that someone headed home or to work is not using the roadways for profit, and that is for the private use since afterall he or she is not making money off the roadway itself. Please understand that there is a difference of who the law applies to and what law applies to whom. That is all I am asking.

nate trezza @ 2/15/2013 3:56 PM

the supreme court has ruled that a right cannot be changed into a privelage then into a crime

Ervin @ 3/3/2013 11:47 AM

Most claim to be US Citizens and further state that agents of the government at not citizens due to the oath of office which binds them to the United Nations.

Scott @ 3/9/2013 12:09 AM

@Glenn

Members of the U.S. Supreme Court are referred to as justices, not judges.

Having said that, there is not and never has been any U.S. Supreme Court justice named Tolen.

You get an F as in epic fail.

bruce @ 3/9/2013 5:50 PM

of course it's plain to see that people like yous need a few more lesson's on how to deal with government property, and this is why people like yourselves are in this situation,that you's are in?
stop bleating like sheep' this you are not, so cut it out.
2. When you realize this is whats is happening,then this first lesson will be concluded.
3.That you's are no different,but classed as inferior sheep, because your government who is also a sheep is actually an agent for the wolf,
4.And if you's all believe that this is so, then please inform others that pleasure before pain, is anal(ain't) bad as it makes out to be,with the exception of a few bleats here and there .
Shank's for nothing.

Becca @ 3/18/2013 5:17 PM

What if police officers enforced safety instead of fines. Instead of a sheriff kicking people out of their homes, they argued on their behalf for them to stay in their homes, and use necessary force to not let anyone remove them. What if sheriffs were able to enforce the "constitutional right" to housing, and put homeless people in vacant homes and protect them from eviction. What if police officers didn't give out tickets for violations, but made sure no one is fined unless value has been stolen or damaged on purpose by someone else.. What if law enforcement made sure that unreasonable fees were never issued to anyone, so that people welcome police instead of run.. From what I've learned about society, is that officers are here to have compassion and protect people from injustice, not to enforce socially accepted behavior. Many dangerous people are taken off the streets by officers;speeding drivers, DUIs,and violent outbursts. Good thing.To be more effective, police could take a stance for civilians and be our enforcers for justice instead of enforcers of fines and inhumane policies.

Darren @ 4/7/2013 10:09 PM

We do have our rights. Alot of it has been forgotten and needs to be brought to public again. Just research on where our taxes goes. We actually pay to use the roads. So why are we paying the extra money for people to bring more laws instead of paying for people to protect our rights that has been forgotten and twisted with the laws we have today? Its not right at all.

steven @ 4/9/2013 9:25 AM

Why is registrations insurance and license all state laws when U.S. Constitution says we have the inalienable right to travel and U.S. Supreme courts have upheld that. We according to both do not need any of the above when states or federal goverment has no right to inalienate our right to be on public roadways/highways for the purposes other than commerce. Period.

steven @ 4/9/2013 9:32 AM

And i am not a sovereign citizen, im a citizen of the United States, and i no longer drive with any form of tag not a lawful nor unlawful tag. I do not carry any insurance on my vehicle and although i have a valid drivers license i do not carry it, i do cooperate with officers of the law, and i do provide legal identification when so required when needed and does not violate my rights. I do not consent to searches without reasonable cause, reasonable suspicion alone does not warrant a search.

Dawn @ 4/14/2013 12:43 AM

What happens if you have gotten in trouble with the law and when you go to court to be tried you tell the judge your sovereign?

Raymond @ 5/11/2013 11:26 AM

There is so much sadness and ignorance here. 1st we have an article that has to be the most pathetic piece of propaganda I have ever read. Then we have officers who in fact take an oath to uphold the Constitution, but I would wager that none of them have even read it. Then they turn against the people that they swore they would protect. Then mockingly label them "sovereign" as if they themselves are not sovereign. We are all sovereign and we were made that way by God himself. Are we so blind? How far have we fallen from the Republic that was formed to escape tyranny? Please officers, read the Constitution after all you DID swear an oath and if you don't remember swearing it or you don't take it seriously, please turn in your badge today. You are not bill collectors, you are peace officers entrusted by the people with limited delegated authority to perform certain duties. AND PLEASE REMEMBER, you swore no oath to uphold statutes and codes and certainly did not swear to hold statutes and codes above the Constitution. If you did, you are a traitor. If you violate your oath which you all do daily, you are a traitor. IT IS YOOOOUUUUR OATH - UNDERSTAND IT! By the way, those who say "God bless you" and violate your oath are hypocrites. If you are a believer and an officer, you will soon discover that you are employed by the Beast of Revelation, but that doesn't mean you have to violate your oath to do your job...then again maybe it does....

Raymond @ 5/12/2013 9:46 AM

There is so much sadness and ignorance here. 1st we have an article that has to be the most pathetic piece of propaganda I have ever read. Then we have officers who in fact take an oath to uphold the Constitution, but I would wager that none of them have even read it. Then they turn against the people that they swore they would protect. Then mockingly label them "sovereign" as if they themselves are not sovereign. We are all sovereign and we were made that way by God himself. Are we so blind? How far have we fallen from the Republic that was formed to escape tyranny? Please officers, read the Constitution after all you DID swear an oath and if you don't remember swearing it or you don't take it seriously, please turn in your badge today. You are not bill collectors, you are peace officers entrusted by the people with limited delegated authority to perform certain duties. AND PLEASE REMEMBER, you swore no oath to uphold statutes and codes and certainly did not swear to hold statutes and codes above the Constitution. If you did, you are a traitor. If you violate your oath which you all do daily, you are a traitor. IT IS YOOOOUUUUR OATH - UNDERSTAND IT! By the way, those who say "God bless you" and violate your oath are hypocrites. If you are a believer and an officer, you will soon discover that you are employed by the Beast of Revelation, but that doesn't mean you have to violate your oath to do your job...then again maybe it does....

National Grand Sheik Jela @ 6/1/2013 2:10 AM

The Moorish American leaders have attempted to contact Fowler and Finch to invite them to a debate if you will to prove that we of the Moorish Holy Temple of Science of the World, Free and Sundry Moorish Science Temple of America are anti-government or breakers of the law of the land which is the delegating authority to your existence. Your irresponsible actions of propaganda has cause police officers to look at those of our Theocracy and Religious Corporation as hostiles, This brings about a covert version of genocide. Making us disobey the laws of our God and Prophet. We are not sovereign citizens because our God and Prophet are the sovereigns and we are their subjects. Stop slandering our Prophet and religion. My Prophet can't be a separatist when the Moorish Orthodox Church exists who do not have a dark olive complexion. They are Celts and Persians and at a glance look to be white. Stop the lies or set up a conference in the public and prove that our Religion is anti-government. We await the time and the place. You work for a municipality that is attacking a religious society that has been in existence for 100 years, decades before some Posse Comititus (respectfully). We have nothing to do with that ideology and those making those statements that they are Moorish American and cannot quote our Moorish Customary Law, although they may belong to one of many Moorish Tribes, they are not Moorish Americans. Again, we come in Love Truth Peace Freedom and Justice and have never caused any law enforcement any harm. It is not a part of our doctrine and well rooted in the legislature of the U.S. government, operating in accordance with the laws and legislature of the 50 states. Meet us in a public forum or stop the slander respectfully.

Michael @ 6/13/2013 8:09 AM

Sure are a lot of nuts out there. Some of them have gotten in here. I guess they read POLICE Magazine for intelligence purposes. Their comments, however, display a lack of the same in its broader sense.

Travis Peterson @ 8/14/2013 11:00 PM

Yes i am a man created by god in gods image and i was born free "on the land"! I love my nation! Im proud to be called an american! I respect "ALL" men until given reason not to. I live by MY morals of not infringing upon your rights to life,liberty,proerty and the pursuit of happiness!
I require you to not infring upon mine as a man.
But as any government official i require you to respect your oath and stand up against those who dont!
Just about all of the stuff the sovereigns do is very minor and clearly and supported by the supreme courts except when the irs is involved! Now im not saying some dont go to far but would they of had the chance to take it that far in the first place if you had honored your oath and protected their rights as a "peace officer"?
So think about that the next time you and 12 of your brother shoot some man that cant afford to put a $120 plate on his car and knows he is not required to!
Learn to think as a man and do some research before you go protecting some government officals interest that is stealing 100s of thousands if not millions from who you swor to protect just because you they told you this is what the "law"states and gave you an order!
The law makers dont even read the laws that they make. Laws do you really think they know what they say?
UCC is the proof that so many laws have been made that anyone can prove the law says this or that to support the point of view they want it to. It only comes down to who has more time and or resources to prove their point and when the lazy officials get beat at their own game they order you to enforce their point with force! And you call yourself a man! To scared to stand up because you might loose that 35 to 45k a year job and might have to make your own plate some day!
Now prove me wrong because the judges and pd around me cant do it without use of force!

John @ 8/23/2013 1:59 PM

I can't believe I took time to read most of these moronic notes from those who believe a civilized c

Mohammud Butt @ 8/23/2013 4:14 PM

Be aware that some militant Islamic groups are also investigating and experimenting with calling the

Jho79 @ 8/23/2013 6:06 PM

Surprise, surprise...ANOTHER article about Sovereign Citizens without ANY clear advice for how an of

Anth0ny @ 8/26/2013 7:41 AM

I noticed a common tread among most of the remarks made by those with a "Sovereign" mentality; they

Richard Hightower @ 8/26/2013 9:09 AM

Seems like the most peaceful and lawful way to interact with persons who subscribe to these concepts

A Deputy @ 8/26/2013 10:55 AM

WOW!! Had no idea there were these many nut jobs out there reading our police magazine! We need to

tom @ 1/21/2014 7:23 PM

Your article is based on unsubstantiated bullshit and no facts what so ever.. I can show you over 20 supreme court cases that state driving is a right not a privilege and I can show you in the law where DMV statutes only apply to commercial vehicles driving in a commercial capacity..get your facts straight

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:30 PM

"...at the revolution the Sovereignty devolved on the people; and they are truly the sovereigns of the country, but they are sovereigns without subjects ......and have none to govern but themselves; the citizens of America are equal as fellow citizens, and as joint tenants in the sovereignty." Chisholm v Georgia, 2 Dall. 440, at pg 471;

"The words "people of the United States" and "citizens" are synonymous terms, and mean the same thing. They both describe the political body who, according to our republican institutions, form the sovereignty, and who hold the power and conduct the Government through their representatives. They are what we familiarly call the "sovereign people," and every citizen is one of this people, and a constituent member of the sovereignty." Dredd Scott v Sandford, 60 US 393, at pg 404;

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:30 PM

"People of a state are entitled to all rights, which formerly belong to the King by his prerogative." Lansing v Smith, (1829) 4 Wendell 9,20 (NY).

"The people or sovereign are not bound by general word in statutes, restrictive of prerogative right, title or interest, unless expressly named. Acts of limitation do not bind the King or the people. The people have been ceded all the rights of the King, the former sovereign,.....It is a maxim of the common law, that when an act is made for the common good and to prevent injury, the King shall be bound, though not named, but when a statute is general and prerogative right would be divested or taken from the King (or the people) he shall not be bound." People v Herkimer, 4 Cowen (NY) 345, 348 (1825)

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:31 PM

"It will be admitted on all hands that with the exception of the powers granted to the states and the federal government, through the Constitutions, the people of the several states are unconditionally sovereign within their respective states." Ohio L. Ins. & T. Co. v. Debolt, 16 How. 416, 14 L.Ed. 997.

"Sovereignty itself is, of course, not subject to law, for it is the author and source of law; ….." Yick Wo v Hopkins, 118 US 356, at pg 370;

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:32 PM

Inasmuch as every government is an artificial person, an abstraction, and a creature of the mind only, a government can interface only with other artificial persons. The imaginary, having neither actuality nor substance, is foreclosed from creating and attaining parity with the tangible. The legal manifestation of this is that no government, as well as any law, agency, aspect, court, etc. can concern itself with anything other than corporate, artificial persons and the contracts between them.
Penhallow v. Doane's Administraters 3 U.S. 54; 1 L.Ed. 57; 3 Dall. 54, (1795)

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:32 PM

"…., while sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom all government exists and acts." Yick Wo v Hopkins, 118 US 356, at pg 370;

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:33 PM

Color of Law

"Color" means "An appearance, semblance, or simulacrum, as distinguished from that which is real. A prima facia or apparent right. Hence, a deceptive appearance, a plausible, assumed exterior, concealing a lack of reality; a disguise or pretext. See also colorable." Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, on page 240.

"Colorable" means "That which is in appearance only, and not in reality, what it purports to be, hence counterfeit feigned, having the appearance of truth." Windle v. Flinn, 196 Or. 654, 251 P.2d 136, 146.

"Color of Law" means "The appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal right. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state is action taken under 'color of law.'" Atkins v. Lanning. D.C.Okl., 415 F. Supp. 186, 188.

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:33 PM

If something is "color of law" then it is NOT law, it only looks like law. If you go to the website for the Office of Law Revision Counsel, you will see that most of the titles of the United States Code are "prima facia evidence of the laws of the United States".

"prima facia" means "At first sight; on the first appearance; on the face of it; so far as can be judged from the first disclosure; presumably; a fact presumed to be true unless disproved by some evidence to the contrary." State ex rel. Herbert v. Whims, 68 Ohio App. 39, 38 N.E.2d 596, 599, 22 O.O. 110. Black's Law Dictionary 5th Edition page 1071.

Prima facia and color of law both go hand in hand, because if a law is prima facia evidence of the laws of the United States, that means it is color of law, by definition. In other words the bureaucrat presumes that the law applies to you until you defeat their presumption.

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:34 PM

If you read these prima facia, color of law statutes, you will find them using words like "person". I will use the color of law Title 26 USC as a typical way that they do it.

26 USC 7701 (a) (1) Person. The term “person” shall be construed to mean and include an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation.

In the Internal Revenue code they say that a "person" has to pay taxes and obey their filing requirement etc., and most people think that they are such a "person", so they do it, but there is a maxim of law that says something else.

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:34 PM

Ejusdem Generis (eh-youse-dem generous) v adj. Latin for "of the same kind," used to interpret loosely written statutes. Where a law lists specific classes of persons or things and then refers to them in general, the general statements only apply to the same kind of persons or things specifically listed. Example: if a law refers to automobiles, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and other motor-powered vehicles, "vehicles" would not include airplanes, since the list was of land-based transportation.

Pursuant to the Maxim of Law ejusdem generis the word "individual" is another type of fictitious entity because the rest of the entities are fictitious entities and in the rules of statutory construction, a definition must contain the same type of entities, or it is void for vagueness. Therefore, an “individual” and a "person" are different names for a corporation.

Title 15 USC Section 44 even provides for an "unincorporated corporation".

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:35 PM

When you do what a color of law statute says, you are deemed to have agreed to the terms of the contract, and ignorance of the law is not an excuse.

This is consistent with what the Courts are saying, a "Person" is:
a) “a variety of entities other than human beings.” Church of Scientology v U.S. Department of Justice, 612 F2d 417 (1979) at pg 418
b) ”...foreigners, not citizens...." United States v Otherson, 480 F. Supp. 1369 (1979) at pg 1373.
c) the words "person" and "whoever" include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies...Title 1 U.S.C. Chapter 1 – Rules of Construction, Section 1

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:35 PM

A sovereign is not a "person" in a legal sense and as far as a statute is concerned;
a) " 'in common usage, the term 'person' does not include the sovereign, [and] statutes employing the [word] are normally construed to exclude it.' Wilson v Omaha Tribe, 442 US653 667, 61 L Ed 2d 153, 99 S Ct 2529 (1979) (quoting United States v Cooper Corp. 312 US 600, 604, 85 L Ed 1071, 61 S Ct 742 (1941). See also United States v Mine Workers, 330 US 258, 275, 91 L Ed 884, 67 S Ct 677 (1947)" Will v Michigan State Police, 491 US 58, 105 L. Ed. 2d 45, 109 S.Ct. 2304
b) “a sovereign is not a person in a legal sense” In re Fox, 52 N. Y. 535, 11 Am. Rep. 751; U.S. v. Fox, 94 U.S. 315, 24 L. Ed. 192

All of this is consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment because the Fourteenth Amendment talks about a "person" being a US citizen, and both of them are corporations.

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:35 PM

Other terminologies which mean the same thing are "pretend legislation" and then it would also follow that offenses under "pretend legislation" would also be "pretend offenses". These terminologies are found in the Declaration of Independence(1776).

For any statute to be legimate, there are certain requirements. For example, it has to have a preamble, it has to be approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and signed by the President, and there are other requirements as well. The lack of any of these would make it color of law. Remember, "color of law" means it does NOT have authority, therefore, you have to agree with it, - it is a contract. That is why it is "prima facia", which means it is "at first look". In other words, at first look the courts presume that the statute affects you but if you can show that you didn't agree to it in some way, then you are free to go.

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:36 PM

Because the US Congress perjurers did their Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, and also because state citizens are foreign to the United States, most people think that they have to go through a lot to prove that they did not agree to one of these so-called contracts, but the opposite is true.

Color of Law, and Prima Facia, and presumption are all associated with Admiralty Maritime Law courts.

Still don't believe that the courts view these colorable codes, rules and regulations as a contract?

"The rights of the individuals are restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government."
City of Dallas v Mitchell, 245 S.W. 944

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:43 PM

Just in case you care to see how this all started....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JItkZ5JspZ8

Paul Revere @ 1/22/2014 1:55 PM

To understand the significance of the style of a name (be it a man, Person, Corporation, or a Country) and the capitalization of a word (typically in Legalese which appears, to the uninformed, to be the English language) look up the definition of Capitis deminutio (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5I21wE-h_g) & capitonym.

Kevin Powell @ 1/29/2014 5:01 AM

After reading through this well written and absolutely biased article it is a shame that the world is controlled by criminals. In an address to the Annual Dinner for White House Correspondents' Association, Washington, D.C. (15 March 1941) Franklin Roosevelt made this statement ‘Nazi forces are not seeking mere modifications in colonial maps or in minor European boundaries. They openly seek the destruction of all elective systems of government on every continent-including our own; they seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers who have seized power by force. These men and their hypnotized followers call this a new order. It is not new. It is not order.’
The problems are many in today society, but it is the lack of proper education and moral conviction that allows the process of instigating statute laws to control people. IF the government were doing the best for people, it would not impose laws,

Kevin Powell @ 1/29/2014 5:01 AM

it would TEACH people better to fully understand right from wrong, but unfortunately Governments keep control because of the ‘FEAR’ they implant in peoples minds, so that they can act as the protector of the people. Open your eyes people, listen to the ‘Conspiracy theories’ and look at many of the people who are making claims. Do they look like the average thug, gangster or murderer... NO they are in most cases very intelligent people who are trying to do the morally correct action of helping his/her fellow man.

Kevin Powell @ 1/29/2014 5:01 AM

Everything has now been modified to the point where it is now worthless, if you read the original ‘Hippocratic Oath’ that doctors used to swear to has been alter in Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, and one line has change the entire concept of medicine. This line’ I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.’ Means that doctor are no longer trying to cure disease, but treat before you have a disease and use the idea of fear that if someone does not take their medicines they might get the disease!!!! This is WRONG, there is no proof that these medicines work, the death rates have increased by the intervention of medical staff and is called ‘Iatrogenic causes’ it has been summarised as now being the leading cause of deaths in the USA and what has been done about it... nothing, so before you make any judgements on the FREEMEN OF THE LAND who are in most cases educated and thoughtful people who are trying to help reduce corruption and

Kevin Powell @ 1/29/2014 5:02 AM

use the idea of fear that if someone does not take their medicines they might get the disease!!!! This is WRONG, there is no proof that these medicines work, the death rates have increased by the intervention of medical staff and is called ‘Iatrogenic causes’ it has been summarised as now being the leading cause of deaths in the USA and what has been done about it... nothing, so before you make any judgements on the FREEMEN OF THE LAND who are in most cases educated and thoughtful people who are trying to help reduce corruption and educate people as to how the corrupt systems work.

Shirley @ 2/7/2014 4:06 PM

Karen Hudes is a World Bank Whistle Blower who reported corruption to every agency in the UNITED STATES CORPORATION INC and it got her know where
till she united with other whistle blowers and started to follow the money.
Together they are cleaning up what the Vatican and Jesuits have done to
the people of this earth. Watch her latest interview on youtube. Also Santos Bonacci has documented history of the world which will help many to understand how so many few hold so much power over the people.

One for thought @ 2/8/2014 12:45 PM

Officers in my state don't even know Minnesota statue 358.05 witch requires then to take a oath of office and they don't even recognize this statue and when you question them they treat you like shot for calling them out.... Police of today remind of the Jew police during ww2 they oppressed they own peoples rights for certain privileges.... That you police officer for fallowing laws only witch you choose, I proved in front of the city council that certain officers don't have a timely filed oath of office that means they did not have the peoples trust...... You guys are pretty fucking lame

Azad Jace @ 4/15/2014 12:37 PM

Yes, of course "Sovereign Citizens" have to be the latest Boogey-Man under the bed ready to strike at any time!! This, as well as the Parrot's Call(s) crying out in Mindless Robot fashion, since nobody has taken the time to Read [NOR Comprehend] the [PRIVATE] Constitution of The United States, made in Fraudulent Legerdemain in 1871 after ten years (10), almost to the day, of today's Anniversary that Martial Law was instituted by Abraham Lincoln "Springer" Springstein, as well as the countless Subsidiary Franchise Corporations, Agencies, and Support Structures made since (as Reconstruction Acts, also). What of the "Supreme Court" and each "Judge/Official/Poli'tician since: simple...they are but IGNORANT of their own Place within and upon the [PRIVATE] Roman Hierarchy and blind devotion(s) as absolute arrogance to refrain from conducting Due Diligence to under'stand they are [unwitting] participants to Fraud upon the [PRIVATE] Crown Temple and its Affiliated Brother'Hood(s)' Roman Chain.

and The Raiders... @ 5/13/2014 5:31 PM

While the authors have made some good points about protecting themselves and others against certain RADICAL factions in the Sovereignty movement, but I can't disagree more with many of the statements made by the authors concerning the motivations and mindset of the HUGE MAJORITY of Sovereigns. We actually accept that laws must exist and be obeyed, no matter whether the root is Constitutional or the root of the law is Commercial. The former refers to Common Law, and concerns a REAL FLESH AND BLOOD MAN OR WOMAN, and the latter refers to THE CORPORATE ENTITY that has been created for (against) each one of us by a mechanism that was largely set up in 1933 during the Bankruptcy proceedings of the united States Government. Sorry Rob and Kory... that mechanism REALLY DOES EXIST (else you couldn't file UCC papers ), and the bonds that represent our lives as slaves are sold on the open market. I just want control of my Corporate Self, so no one else CAN have it! LEGITIMATE government is good.

OhToBeFree @ 5/16/2014 5:25 PM

Completely bias, propaganda article. Let me say this now, I am not a "Sovereign Citizen" (which by the way is an oxymoron, Sovereigns are not citizens by the definition of law) I am an American and Yes I believe in the United States of America and our Constitution.

If you believe you cannot travel without a drivers license then to do searching online and you will find a number of court cases dismissed and beaten, where people were cited for driving without registration and drivers license. I do not disagree that Police officers should use caution when approaching an unknown and unreadable situation, we should ALL be protecting ourselves and our rights. Not all everyone using common law or proclaiming themselves as Sovereign Citizens are dangerous, no more than other legitimate and recognized extremest organizations within the United States of America. It's a few bad apples, you wouldn't say all police are bad despite the many recent, publicly known, abuse cases coming to light.

George Carlin @ 6/1/2014 11:26 PM

I have not filed my tax forms yet that truly do exist within the legal system to become a sovereign. However, I have to make a few Justly due comments here in respect to this article and many comments. Lets just get right down to the FACTS! It is True that the Birth Certificate is a legal contract. Look it up and do your own research. 2ndly, If anyone is really enters into any contract, they must fully understand and sign off on that "CONTRACT"! IF... you really know the law, then you will see, YOU NEVER SIGNED THE CONTRACT, SO THEREFORE IT IS IN-TURN A DEFACTO CONTRACT! I could go on and on about this and tell you the crimes of these slavery contracts that are based on lies to enslave you, but you must research it for yourself. I can only show you the door, its your choice to walk through the door of truth. Ask yourself what is zionism and maybe then if you dig a little, you will start to see.

theo barber @ 6/16/2014 1:40 PM

I have just been considered a terrorist because I told the cop he will talk and act like I am a United states citizen he accused me of being a more and my message was received like the las vegas tragedy
The government does not want me to succeed because of my heritage the cop told me if u stop talking about the amendments I wont give u a ticket hr said he was scared of me I have no felonies or assault or violent crime ive been in America all my life how am I consider a terrorist so I have been accused of treason

james pansini @ 7/4/2014 1:21 AM

Whoever wrote this article had only one agenda. To create an immediate fear for both law officers and its citizens creating fear on both parties which can easily lead to violence and eventually lethal force by the law enforcement officer since he is always the one with the gun. I hope your happy.

Stop Perverting Authority @ 7/7/2014 7:26 AM

The sheer ignorance (in the strictest sense of the word) of the average police officer is staggering, and the blatant disrespect they exhibit for "citizens" (which the monsters always forget they are; before whatever they think they are, they are first, foremost, and always will be a citizen) and true freedom and unabused authority towers over it. If Policemag doesn't tolerate antisocial behavior, then why are cops, statistically, one of the largest groups of sociopaths in our country?

brian @ 7/7/2014 4:19 PM

under common law if no damage has been done or there is no theft.there is no crime.therefore there is no reason to be stopped.the federal government only has jurisdiction on commercial use of public roadways.the public roadways are payed for by the public through gas taxes.they belong to the public.driver definition has a definition as use for personal gain.the term driver has been blurred through the color of law to include travelers.look up the definition of a driver.

brian @ 7/8/2014 8:07 AM

http://www.realtruth.biz/driving/supremecourt.htm

Cmon Man @ 7/25/2014 2:17 PM

This article is just pure propaganda....

Here is the real law affirmed as late as 2010...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughter-House_Cases

oath taker of revenue cri @ 7/27/2014 10:00 PM

You cops are pathetic. Your spew proves all I have read and experienced from you. I am a sovereign living soul. I am self governing and do not need to have my hand held by an incompetent attorney foreign agent. My question is: Why did you follow and harrass those folks to begin with? Because if you didnt you couldnt get a paycheck of fiat military script dollars.
I am much like your worst enemies charlie sprinkle,ralph evans(not to be confused with the negro jew with dreams) Glenn Fearn, Ronald Avery, and so on. Any one of you who want to lose your oath, come harrass me. pull me over as I travel. If you think I can not prove I am from Texas and not from the USA you are kidding yourself. You know you can not govern yourself. That is why you are a paid assassin for attorney foreign agents. You fellas can not make an honest life for yourself. Your job is proof of it. You have to force your cross dressing bosses political will on others because it helps you be governed. Derilict cops.

oath taker of revenue cri @ 7/27/2014 10:02 PM

Any of you cops mess with me while travelling, I will sue you and get your oath. Plain and simple

Anthony @ 7/31/2014 10:24 PM

what a way to turn your American brother against you, by making them out to be terrorists, good grief the liscence doesn't make any better or worse of a driver, what propaganda, makes me sick. instead of the motto to serve and protect, its to punish and enslave!

Damon Schneider @ 8/3/2014 3:22 AM

The correction to the problem of government usurping the rights of Citizens and States is for all Citizens to realize that the Federal government was never intended to have jurisdiction over or influence upon individual Citizens. Its purposes are to serve the States as enumerated in Article 1, Section 8, clauses 1-18 of the Constitution for the united States.

We all need to realize that governments of all stripes will grab hold of as much power as they can by whatever means they can and that includes the Leviathan in Washington, D.C.

We need to realize that the government in Washington is actually two government in one: First, it is the Federal government of the States united, bound by the yoke and limitations of the Constitution and, second, it is the municipal government for the District of Columbia and all possessions and territories of the United States such as Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and US military installations, etc. where such constitutional restrictio

Damon Schneider @ 8/3/2014 3:23 AM

and US military installations, etc. where such constitutional restrictions do not apply and where the municipal government has the legislative authority to do as it pleases (Article 1, Section 8, clause 17 US Constitution).

We need to realize that the majority of legislators are lawyers practiced in the art of word-smithing (saying one thing while deliberately meaning or implying another).

We need to realize that the majority or laws passed in Washington are municipal laws and do not apply to the Citizens of the States united.

We need to realize that the majority of the laws passed in Washington are written in such a way as to deceive us Citizens into believing that they do apply to us.

We need to realize that such deceptive laws use customized language - words which mimic words we use every day but words which, within the law, have very different meanings from the commonly understood meaning. For example, the Title that establishes the Department of Education (for the

Damon Schneider @ 8/3/2014 3:23 AM

United States) has within it a section called "definitions". Within that section it says, when used in this Title, the term "United States" means Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. It does NOT mean the States united that we usually think of as the United States. Thus, we are deceived into believing that the Department of Education has some legal authority over our private sector schools and school systems when, in fact, they do not and can not except by our quiet acquiescence to the deception. It is by such deceptions that the power of the people and the States is eroded and usurped. It is by such deceptions that the Leviathan becomes ever larger and more intrusive.

So, what is the real solution? For every piece of legislation passed into law ask the question "to whom does this legislation apply or pertain?" If it pertains to individual citizens then ask, "by what authority or provision enumerated in the Constitution do you enact this law?"

Remember

Damon Schneider @ 8/3/2014 3:25 AM

So, what is the real solution? For every piece of legislation passed into law ask the question "to whom does this legislation apply or pertain?" If it pertains to individual citizens then ask, "by what authority or provision enumerated in the Constitution do you enact this law?"

Remember, the high court has declared that if a law is repugnant to the Constitution, it is not and cannot be a law imposed upon the Citizenry, it can only be municipal law which has no affect upon Citizens of the States united.

“Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.” – Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 463

“An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” – Norton v. Shelby County, 118 U.S. 425

“The Constitution of these United States is the supreme law of the land. Any

Damon Schneider @ 8/3/2014 3:25 AM

Any law that is repugnant to the Constitution is null and void of law.” – Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137

You don't have to be a lawyer to figure this out or to correct the problem. You simply have to ask the right questions.

Known as Aaron @ 8/11/2014 11:58 AM

YOU PEOPLE ARE DUMB AS BRICKS. I BET EVEN AFTER I POST FACTS ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK IS A LAND MASS(UNITED STATES) YOU WILL STILL BELEAVE THIS LIE

UCC 9-307 (H) THE LOCATION OF THE UNITED STATES:THE UNITED STATES IS LOCATED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA....... you are not in the united states

"`The United States is a . . . great corporation . . . ordained and established by the American people'") (quoting United [495 U.S. 182, 202]

PENHALLOW VS DOANE 3 DALL 55
GOVERNMENTS ARE CORPORATIONS

4 WHEAT 402
THE UNITED STATES AS A WHOLE EMANATES FROM THE PEOPLE THE PEOPLE IN THEIR CAPACITY AS SOVEREIGNS MADE AND ADOPTED THE CONSTITUTION

YOU FUCKING RETARDS THEY USE THE WORD PERSON AND INDIVIDUAL IN ALL THERE STATUTE THAT YOU FUCKS THINK IS LAW AND THEY DONT DEFINE THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS OR MAN PERSON AND INDIVIDUAL ARE DEFINED AS CORPORATIONS

Desi @ 8/12/2014 5:46 PM

Hummmm.....Oh wow....I hope my fellow Americans have not submitted to the Beast that devour nations. I myself learned the scary truth about the government that the sheeply support. I have also backed up my research and claims with codes such as the U.C.C and U.S Code; HJR 192 of 1933 that taken all the wealth from the people and given them slave money backed up on the sweat and labor of the American people. Look at blacks laws to discover their hidden language in admiralty/maritime. I this country is 17 trillion dollars in debt and still climbing: use your freaking brains sheeply people. Do you think that is money that you are spending? Have you heard of a national debt? Have you heard of the organic constitution for the united states of America and the corporate chartered one call the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNTIED STATES OF AMERICA? Have you wondered why every crime is commercial? Have you been charged?

Desi @ 8/12/2014 6:13 PM

Do you know that if a group of investors wanted to get together and start a business they would apply for a corporate charter and this charter is called a person spelled in all caps just like your given name and family name? Have you ever read in depth court papers that will tell you when it states the person above is taking you to court and it turns out to be a business; and then say to yourself that you though you were a person? how can a business have the same rights as a human-being? Have you ever wondered why government agents always as for our fist and last name? They want your family name and given name? DUH Learn to ask questions and get answers. Stop being good little slaves and WAKE UP...... REMEMBER THIS everything you sign is a maritime contract enforced in an admiralty/military tribunal/jurisdiction for performance. You have the right to assert your unalienable rights at anytime. Do not let these traitors to the people tell you the rights that they are going to give you.

Desi @ 8/12/2014 6:22 PM

He who creates control the created. ens-legis identity= id entity
corporation= corps=dead. birth certificate is a government created document, social security is the mark of the beast. with out them no one will be able to buy, sale or trade without taking the beasts mark. think about it you cannot do anything commercial without this identity and number. Why you think God is being slowly phased out of Americans lives. I live on a geographical state and not in it...think about that one. I am an American Citizen and not a UNITED STATES citizen....look at the spelling of them too...WAKE UP GET EDUCATED OF THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE. OR BE SLAVES TO THE DEVIL.

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