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Could someone explain what Soveriegn Citizenship means exactly?

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Asked by lisadallasr at 6:29 PM on Mar. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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    Answer by JackalsWife at 6:30 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • The sovereign citizen movement is a network of American litigants who claim to be "sovereign citizens"; that is, people who claim to have certain rights under English common law and to be unaccountable to the federal government. The litigants advance this concept in opposition to "federal citizens" who, they believe, have unknowingly forfeited their rights by accepting some aspect of federal law.[1]

    This "sovereign citizen" concept originated in the Posse Comitatus movement as a teaching of Christian Identity minister William P. Gale. It has gone on to influence the tax protester movement, the Christian Patriot movement and the Redemption movement.[1] Gale identified the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution as the act that converted sovereign citizens into federal citizens, but other commentators have identified other acts, including the District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871,[citation needed] the Uniform

    Answer by miriamz at 6:54 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • U.S. courts have consistently ruled that the concept of a sovereign citizen has no legal merit.[5]

    Answer by miriamz at 6:54 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Basically its citizens telling the government to BITE ME.

    Answer by PestPatti at 6:56 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Thank you for the simple version, PestPatti.

    Answer by tiggermom803 at 7:56 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • It's a loophole to live in this country and NOT pay taxes and abide by the laws of the USA

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:29 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • nope sweet, not everyone of us who look towards our Sovereignty are looking to avoid taxes!!!

    Answer by mamakirs at 2:06 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

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