More and more videos are surfacing of some of the dumbest and most ignorant people on earth. They call themselves free inhabitants or sovereign citizens, and feel that because they declare such a thing that they are not under the jurisdiction of any state or U.S. legal code. Koran Gaines tried this, didn’t work out for her did it? Well, this special snowflake here seems to think she knows a thing or two so, maybe I can school her on somethings.
Sweetheart, your basic understanding of even the simplest of things, is way off base. She cites Article IV of the Articles of Confederation in an effort to not obey this officers requests. Lets look at article IV and what she is speaking of when she says “free inhabitants”.
Article IV. The better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different States in this union, the free inhabitants of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several States; and the people of each State shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other State, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties, impositions, and restrictions as the inhabitants thereof respectively, provided that such restrictions shall not extend so far as to prevent the removal of property imported into any State, to any other State, of which the owner is an inhabitant; provided also that no imposition, duties or restriction shall be laid by any State, on the property of the united States, or either of them.
This is not the full text of Article IV, but this is the part that deals with her fragile little heart. Notice, that she is excluded from the privileges and immunities. If she and her free loading boyfriend really want to be free inhabitants, then this little clause right here grants that officer the right to really do as he pleases and there isn’t a damn thing she can do about it. There is also a very large problem with citing this article or any article from the Articles of Confederation and that is, what for it, it was superseded by the constitution! Ah damn, she loses again.
Okay, so now that we have this little tidbit out of the way, lets proceed. These “free inhabitants” are some of the biggest hypocrites in this country. They claim that they do not participate in our system of governance, but they sure do try to enjoy all that our system has provided. Roads seem to be a common theme here, Koryn Gaines, this dimming bulb and countless others seem to think that they can get in their car (purchased with Treasury Notes more than likely), don’t register them and then proceed to use these roads that were funded by tax paying citizens of the United States. Anybody else starting to see what’s wrong here? If not may I refer you to the highlighted portion above.
So these people want to use what the system has provided, and then claim that they are not participating in the system. It doesn’t work like that. Once a citizen of any nation on earth crosses the border of another nation, they immediately fall under the jurisdiction of the host nation. The only exceptions are when there is a status of forces agreement such as the US has with South Korea, or diplomatic immunity is granted for minor offenses. Outside of that, the person is fair game. This police officer is more than reasonable in his requests to this obnoxious little sprite. She on the other hand is a misinformed and very misguided individual.
When he tries to handcuff her, she resists arrest. She screams that she is being raped, and here I thought rape was not synonymous with arrested, must be my white, cis, male privilege showing or rape culture in disguise I haven’t figured out which one. Anyways, the video is not entirely clear how he subdued her, but I did like it when he stated “this is pain compliance, it is not meant to be comfortable”. I have to admit, I went a little Chris Matthews and felt a little tingle in my leg. She starts screaming about her bag and he cuts it off of her and then she screams some more and the big alligator tears start running. Then she screams the ultimate, wait again………she is going to sue him! Her and Koryn Gaines could be sisters or BFFs, if Koryn Gaines hadn’t used her 5-year-old son as a human shield and pointed a weapon at police officers that is.
Now, correct me if I am wrong here, but don’t these people know that they just said they don’t participate in our laws and system of governance? So if they don’t participate, what gives them the right to try to use our system of laws and governance? Especially when the articles they are quoting, don’t grant them such privileges and protections. My final thought on this is that these people are morons, I feel for the police officers who have to deal with them. Instead of checking out tumblr and urban dictionary for legal advice, maybe they should actually try consulting a lawyer, specifically a constitutional lawyer. Because, ever since 1791, the constitution has been our document of choice, and the Articles of Confederation do not apply. Think of them like this, the AoC are a picture frame stand and the US Constitution is the picture. Take away the stand and the picture can still rest on something else to remain standing and to be admired and seen. Take away the picture and there will just be a stand holding up nothing but itself, which is why it was replaced to begin with.