Those who want the benefits of citizenry without the responsibilities are children that need guidance.

The Sovereign Citizen movement is, in simple terms, ridiculous. It’s very easy to state that we as Americans do not live in a perfect system. Our history is not perfect. The current state of our country isn’t perfect. But it’s our home, and it requires responsible individuals who are accountable for their actions. In other words, the home we care about requires us to take care of it in more ways than one.

Wait, you are or you aren’t a citizen?

Sovereign citizens are those folks who believe that they don’t belong to the United States. That’s all well and good, since no one owns anyone. But here’s the catch. If we live in the USA, then like it or not, we’re bound by its laws. Calling oneself a diplomat without any recognized credentials doesn’t work. So, sorry SovCits, but your movement is ridiculous and more than a little childish.

But they have paperwork and the right to challenge the laws of the land, right? That’s true, people do have the right to speak out and demonstrate their rights. There are certain inalienable rights that can’t be taken away from regular citizens. But here’s the trick; if you no longer identify as a US citizen, then you don’t benefit from the same rights that a US citizen is given. A person still has human rights, those never go away, but if you don’t want to follow the laws of the land, you’re still going to be prosecuted. If the law allows a person to be taken to task, then it’s going to happen.

It’s amusing, really

What’s really funny about this is that if someone didn’t follow the laws in another country, they’re going to get popped in the same way.

The long and short of the SovCit movement is this: it’s an argument to have everything without being held accountable. Sadly, that just doesn’t work. The best way to put is that sovereign citizens are misguided. That’s a nice way to put it.

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