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Sovereign movement Canada causes authorities concern.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:42 pm
by holy vehm
He introduces himself as “Brian Arthur of the Alexander family,” and before he’ll answer any questions, he asks a reporter to declare that she is not a government employee.

He drives without a licence and does not pay income tax.

Brian Alexander is a self-proclaimed Freeman-on-the-Land and one of a growing number of Canadian followers of the so-called “sovereign citizen” or “Natural Persons” movement.

Adherents have “freed” themselves from what they see as an overbearing government that has overstepped its bounds.

“People can’t afford to live and they’re basically destroying society, in our view,” Alexander says during a lengthy interview at his home in Kamloops, B.C.

People can’t afford to live and they’re destroying society

“They’ve created it themselves. Most of us are peaceful. We paid our taxes, we love our country and all that but when they start pushing at you, you tend to start asking questions and that’s where this whole movement comes from.”

Alexander says violence is not advocated and has no place in the movement, but one official who has followed the rise of the sovereign citizen movement in Canada says there have been a number of confrontations in B.C. and elsewhere during routine traffic stops or legal proceedings.

“We’ve seen that escalation already,” says Ron Usher, of the Society of B.C. Notaries.

Notaries have found themselves embroiled as many Freeman attach inexplicable importance to having notaries authorize documents the Freeman have invented to declare their status.

Re: Sovereign movement Canada causes authorities concern.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:45 pm
by no_ta
What can any governemnt expect when basic freedoms are eroded. Laws which prevent lawful meetings, any kind of anti-protest law has to be aligned with communism, particularly soviet and chinese style.

I echo the non violent route, but any one found in a situation which prevents reason from prevailing the only other route is inevitable. When there is little else to lose.

For example, take Stoke on Trent after the first war, workers at the steel works in Shelton rebelled as their wages were halved, without the reduction life was hard, they now expected serious poverty. Machinery at the factory was destroyed, hand to hand fighting near to the lake (approsimately where Morrisons is today) with police. The result at least one drowning and many injuries

This little story just highlights the breaking point of people, push too hard and they will snap, when the mob are mobilised they are unstoppable, one report on this unrest records men saying that they cannot do any more to us than they already have, jail, tranportaion even hanging is better than this life.