Government Continues to Hype Non-Existent Threat of “Sovereign Citizens”
The Intel Hub
By Madison Ruppert
February 7, 2012
Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) once again dredged up the non-existent threat of so-called “anti-government extremists” often referred to as “sovereign citizens,” which in fact encompasses a wildly diverse and eclectic group of people with divergent points of view.
However, the FBI and others like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) love to lump anyone and everyone who questions government authority and supports a strictly constitutional government in with the crazies who just happen to identify themselves as “sovereign citizens.”
The FBI characterizes these supposed extremists as people who believe they can live outside of any government authority whatsoever and may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and say that the United States has been bankrupt since going off the gold standard, according to a Reuters report.
The deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, Stuart McArthur claimed that otherwise routine police encounters can turn violent “at the drop of a hat” with these individuals, something which is hardly borne out by facts.