(Reuters) - Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.
These extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.
The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.
Routine encounters with police can turn violent "at the drop of a hat," said Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI's counterterrorism division.
On a side note, I've been reading into this "sovereign" way of life a lot lately. When you are born, the live birth record is created and held with the government. They are the trustee guaranteeing your inherent rights. At that point your parents can actually opt-out of a social security number for you. Also the government will create a "birth certificate" and send this to you. This is not needed at all, sovereign people usually send these back to the government. Whenever you apply for a license (drivers, plumber, etc), social security number, or any other government sponsored institution you are creating a contract that overrides your inherent rights.
Anyways, things are spiraling out of control. Government is losing their grip and now resulting to calling freedom loving people "extremists."
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