What's happening to Jones is the ultimate libertarian solution - people and corporations are shunning him for his bad acts rather than assuming it's the government's job to regulate him.
But, because it's 2018, people who consider themselves libertarian-leaning are calling for government for take control over any corporations who do so, with calls for stricter gov regulation under the guise of protecting Constitutional rights that do not apply to this situation.
Tucson Update: Michael Lewis Arthur Meyer,the non-veteran founder of Veterans on Patrol, has three current legal issues and a couple of potential ones.
1) His April 2018 assault case. He was sentenced on Tuesday to 100 hours of community service & claims that he's found an accommodating non-profit who will count his current venture (playing soldier in the desert in search of child sex traffickers) toward his those hours.
The dockets have to yet been updated for his failure-to-show-up-to-trial charge and his criminal trespass case from 2017. Nor has he been charged yet with entering people's homes and going through their stuff. I'll post more info when it becomes available.
The absurdity of the federal government. Exhibit A.
In 1998, Congress wrote a law that prohibited the IRS from calling someone an "Illegal Tax Protester" or any similar label in their taxpayer records.
An "illegal tax protester" aka "tax denier" aka "Constitutionally challenged individual" is someone who relies on sovereign-citizen-like fake legal theories to try to get out of paying income taxes.
Note: this is distinctly different from someone who doesn't pay taxes for ideological reasons (such as someone who doesn't want to pay for wars.) An ITP is a person who thinks that there is a secret loophole that most Americans are just too stupid to find.
I've been posting quite a bit about the fake "child sex camp" situation in a homeless encampment in Tucson, AZ. A Canadian chapter of the extremist group Soldiers of Odin has borrowed a chapter from the Tucson scheme as an excuse to go after a homeless camp.
Ok. I need a reality check. I'm admittedly clueless about stuff outside of my bespoke bubble.
Are Flat Earthers for real? Or is this just a fun game that a lot of people are in on?
I mean, these numbers are not insignificant.
I've been bumping into the flat earthers for about two years. Several sovereign citizens that I monitor appear to be true believers. mostly because it supports their religious beliefs. Lately, my exposure to this ... um ... subculture has boomed, thanks to QAnon.
Tucson update: Lewis Arthur of Veterans on Patrol is kicking up the drama. Again. First it was the fake "child sex camp" and "rape tree" in Tucson. Then it was the skull found in the desert. Now it's his ongoing court battles & threats made by a former Bravo Base resident.
He has three main legal issues at this time.
1) awaiting sentencing in his April 2018 assault w/ intent to cause injury case 2) new misdemeanor charge for failing to show up for that assault trial 3) new misdemeanor criminal trespass charge for something he did last year.
He was supposed to be in court yesterday afternoon on all three cases, but he didn't show up and sent his wife instead. Lewis claimed that he couldn't get to court because of traffic.
I reported the tweet and got this reply from Twitter.
The threat tweet no longer appears on his timeline but if I go directly to it from my mentions, it's still there. And the original thread I started isn't on my timeline, but again, it's still on Twitter if I go directly to it.
Dear extremists, you are going to be judged by the worst in your movements. You can say that only a tiny % of [extremist group members] resort to violence, but what will be heard; [extremist group members] are violent.
You can complain about the broad brush which will not change a thing, or you can self-police your movements by not associating with the violent extremists in your midst. Shun them, kick them out of your groups, block them. No one else is going to do this for you.
Militias, if don't want to be called white supremacists and neo-Nazis (and I know the vast majority of you are neither) when you see your compadres appearing in white supremacist/Neo-Nazi rallies or spouting racist crap online, you need to tell them to knock it off.
The So Cal Holy Fire is burning out of control in Orange County. 10,000+ acres have burned, and it's only 5% contained. The sheriff has arrested Forrest Clark, 51, on suspicion of arson. He threatened to burn everything down in a message to the sheriff a week earlier.
Based on his social media pages, Clark is a sovereign citizen who believes in just about every kooky conspiracy out there, including QAnon, Pizzagate, Jade Helm 15, flat earth theories, NESARA, Jesuit conservancies, shape-shifting lizard overlords. You name it, he believes it.
I've read through eight years of Facebook posts, and he's been making sovereign arguments since at least mid-2010, when he was active in the Restore America Plan (RAP,) which later turned into the alt-gov group Republic of the united States of America (RuSA.)