I’ve searched the Straight Dope to see if this has been covered, but I can’t seem to locate anything.
I’m very interested in personal freedom and the possibity of “opting out” of society using the laws and statutes themselves. According to several websites, this can be accomplished legally.
This seems to be a rapidly growing movement across the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.
In describing the methods, they stress various concepts such as the difference between laws and statutes as well as the difference between something being “illegal” vs. “unlawful” when being stopped by a police officer for, say, a traffic violation.
I am not asking for legal advice, but I’m wondering if any of our legal types can point out any glaringly obvious problems with the concept:
Go to YouTube and type in “Free Man On the Land” and you will get a number of videos on this topic, some even showing footage of people being stopped by police and using the techniques. It’s interesting viewing.