Sovereign Citizens, Militias - Criminality and Terrorism Nexus

The BeginningThe late 1960’s saw the beginnings of the Sovereign Citizens (SC) movement in the United States under the name of the ‘Posse Comitatus’ movement that held that the county sheriff  held the power for enforcing laws and that the county government was the supreme government in the United States.  If the sheriff did not uphold the law per their individualistic, survivalist, and anti-government beliefs then the sheriff could be hung in the public square at noon and left there until sundown to set an example to those that disagreed with their beliefs.  Image: Comparison between historical and modern day militia movements. http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/militias-america-alaska-peacemakers-and-4-other-high-profile-trialsFormer Pro-NaziThe first charter was issued in 1969 to a former member of a pro-Nazi group known as the “Silver Shirts” from Oregon that was established in the United States shortly after Hitler took power in Germany. This group…

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