Law Enforcement Really Concerned About “Sovereign Citizens”
So says a new report, via Memeorandum, through Crooks and Liars from Breitbart Unmasked , the last two being hyper-partisan Leftist sites, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism released a “study” on law enforcement concerns over threats, and concludes
Law enforcement is much more concerned about sovereign citizens, Islamic extremists, and militia/patriot group members compared to the fringe groups of the far right, including Christian Identity believers, reconstructed traditionalists (i.e., Odinists), idiosyncratic sectarians (i.e., survivalists), and members of doomsday cults. In fact, sovereign citizens were the top concern of law enforcement, but the concern about whether most groups were a serious terrorist threat actually declined for most groups (e.g., the KKK; Christian Identity; Neo-Nazis; Racist Skinheads; Extremist Environmentalists; Extreme Animal Rights Extremists).
Here is the list of concerns from the PDF
Obviously, this means people on the right and Christians are a super duper concern, right? Have you even heard of “sovereign citizens” before?From the Wikipedia listing
The sovereign citizen movement is a loose grouping of American litigants, commentators, tax protesters and financial scheme promoters. Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state, or municipal levels, or that they do not recognize U.S. currency and that they are “free of any legal constraints”.
Hmm, that part about “taking the position that they are answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law…” seems to describe….Barack Obama, who thinks he is only answerable to the laws he wants to enforce! In fact, these people are the fringe of the fringe, and are not part of either the American political right nor left.
But, we shouldn’t be surprised by how the study attempts to Blame The Right, considering they use the phrase “ringe groups of the far right”, and put those who see themselves as Christians in the study as extremists.
Consider, though, that some of the top concern groups are left leaning. The KKK, neo-Nazis. extreme animal rightists, left wing revolutionaries (which would seemingly be most Progressives, including Obama), Black Nationalists, and, hey, look, extreme environmentalists. I wonder if that includes those who believe in climate change, especially since they are out and about protesting and making messes all the time.
The study was done under a DHS grant. Let’s not forget that, under Obama, DHS has released multiple studies that put the average freedom loving person on the political Right as extremists and threats. They’ve classified military veterans as threats. If you believe in the individual, believe in liberty, border control, limited federal government, the military, DHS considers you a threat.