Personal beliefs, public conflict

Officers' recent fatal shooting of Fruita man spotlights sovereign citizens, a growing movement against authority

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The biggest “error” (aka “deception” whether unwitting or not) in this Sentinel piece is contained in the sentence fragment, “sovereign citizens, a growing movement against authority”. Apparently the Sentinel is presuming readers will believe the word “authority” means “duly constituted government”. It doesn’t exactly mean that. The dictionary of intellectual realism defines “authority” as “DELEGATED will”. In other words, A can’t have “authority” over B unless B VOLUNTARILY delegates his will to A.
The beginning of Article II of the Colorado Constitution, immediately followed by Section 1, says: “In order to assert our rights, acknowledge our duties, and proclaim the principles upon which our government is founded, we declare: Section I. That all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government, of right, originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.” Obviously, it is the will of “the people” the Colorado Constitution is talking about. So the question arises, to whom should “the people’s” will be delegated to best serve their common liberty-and-justice interests — man or God? Scriptures such as Ex 1:17, 1 Sa 8:5-20, Jg 8:22-23, Jg 9, Ps 118:8-9, Ps 146:3, Jer 17:5, Da 3:18, Mt 17:24-27, Acts 4:19, Acts 5:29, Ga 5:1,14,18-23, Php 3:20, 2 Tim 3:5, Jas 2:25 suggest the correct answer is God.
The people have expressed their will in, and delegated it to, the written social contracts which are the U.S. and Colorado constitutions. These constitutions are designed and intended by “the people” to be two party (rulers and subjects) specific-performance contracts . Unfortunately the government party to the social contracts unilaterally misinterprets and violates them routinely with impunity. So-called “sovereign citizens” seem to know that, but aren’t clear on what course of action to take which will effectively remedy the situation.
While it is a well-documented easily provable fact that government unilaterally violates the social contracts at will, it seems the “sovereign citizen” types don’t do their intellectual homework carefully enough to be able to successfully deconstruct and expose the sophistry and manipulation skills of the ruling political classes to the point where significant percentages of the productive/laboring classes can fully understand the situation and be motivated to take direct action to solve the thorny problem of criminality in “government”. As a result, too often they get killed by the oath-breaking bully boys (who comprise the enforcement arm of the police powers of the state) and have faux-benign propaganda pieces written about them by the pseudo intellectuals in the MSM. And that’s a real tragedy.

Not Freida Cook:  Am a relative - Ltpar -
Individuals and groups like “Sovereigns,” “Supremists” and “Militias,” are not new to this country.  Within these groups are varying degrees of philosophy, but despite the ridiculous assertations by Janet Napolitano and the FBI, not all advocate the violent overthrow of the government.  Last time I looked, the Constitution gives citizens the right to dislike government and protest it’s actions, within the law.  If these groups refuse to acknowledge the law exists and/or violate it, then they are treated as any other criminal.  Moral of the story is, if they were to lock up all who strongly object to the direction our government is headed, 80% of us would be visiting the cross bar hotel.  Each right wing group and it’s members must be evaluated on philosophy and intent, just as we must do with the leftist groups.  Broad brushing and profiling is a dangerous thing for our country?  Semper Fidelis and may God bless America.

RE Vardith Fox: Ya gotta love such wannabe-clever super-intellectual rhetoric as “tinfoil hat”. It adds so very much value to the public discussions about the spiritual and intellectual potentials and progress of humankind.
Libs can never seem to do the math of simple profit-and-loss free enterprise, so, instead of inventing things like a Luke Skywalker anti-gravity speeder, curing diseases, eliminating hunger and war, or otherwise producing things of actual use to humans, they come up with truly amazing stuff like, “tinfoil hat” and “if you don’t want to pay more taxes so I can have more freebies, you’re a racist.”
Such self-discrediting trolls deserve only the ridicule and/or pity of more rational and intellectually honest types.

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