Not sure if this should be in GD or GQ, but since this thread is inspired by current events, and those always go down the tubes, I figured I might as well drop it here.
Anyway, with the latest Bundy things, I’ve been wondering about the sovereign citizen… movement ? Ideology ? Whichever. And who started it all. It strikes me that many of these guys reiterate strikingly similar (albeit, um, nuts) opinions ; such as “the federal government is a myth/doesn’t have any authority anywhere”, the gold fringe admiralty flag naval court thing, the notion that if you say the right magic legal words you can’t be prosecuted and/or the prosecution will automagically be invalid… they’re all crazy ideas of course, but they’re suspiciously specific crazy ideas that have spread far and wide, which prompts me to believe there must have been a single origin point somewhere.
Soooo… was there ? And if so, which was it ?