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29 September 2015 @ 12:57 pm
I Gotcher Free Inhabitant Status Right Here, Swingin'  
Holy cats...I've only just become aware of this "free inhabitant / article 4" bullshit. Watching some of the videos of these wingnuts is comedy gold, and very, very saddening. There's a huge difference between a legitimately illegal arrest/police action and you just not wanting them to do something. Just because you disagree does not make the cop's actions wrong, no matter what you scream at them. All this bullshit does is muddy the waters more then they already have been.

The lack of basic respect and the absolute certainty that they can just say or do something that will magically make law enforcement leave them alone is downright frightening. What possible basis could they think they have that snarking off to the officers that pulled them over or that simply "declining" to answer simple questions is going to work? "I'm a free inhabitant, I'm of the Earth, I have private sovereign citizenship"...really? Really?

I would expect nothing less to come out of a culture and time that told children that they got an award for showing up, that their every thought was important and should be shouted, that 'the customer is always right' and that you should demand to see a manager/superior, and that simply screaming that you are being assaulted or that you do not consent will stop cops from handcuffing you. The arrogance, the willful audacity, the unmitigated egotism...it makes me sad. My only shining point in this is that this is only a very small number of people.

Short version: the Articles of Confederation no longer apply, ever since we set the Constitution in place. Besides that, article 4 simply stated that any free inhabitant of a state had the same rights as any federal citizen, it did NOT give them license to not obey the law.

For more hilarity, there's a great compilation vid of these idiots, but it's twice as much fun watching a 'reaction' vid of it!
 
 
 
Aaron Hoffman: pic#116118679Aaron Hoffman on September 29th, 2015 05:46 pm (UTC)
Stupid SCs
I'm pretty sure this spew comes from the Sovereign Citizen movement. I actually knew a dude down in MS a few years back who would go on long rants (once you got a few beers in him) about the gubmint and how they were gonna do all manner of horrible things to us all in their hidden internment camps, etc., etc. Article 4 always popped out of his piehole during those drunken ravings.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Asshole Merit Badgearchmage on September 29th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Stupid SCs
Yep, that's the group. Amazing what some people will buy into, all you have to do is convince them they can "do what they wanna do" with no consequences. I added a couple vid links to the post, check them, they're high-larious.