Remember when a group of people’s militia types took over a Federal park in Oregon and
demanded that the government give them the property? Remember how the leader of that effort was the son of the guy who had an armed standoff at his ranch in Nevada when he owed several million dollars in grazing fees? If not, you can read here and here.
Anyways, Ryan Bundy, son of
Al Bundy Cliven Bundy, leader of the illegal occupation of Federal land that resulted in one militia member dying, has now filed papers in court alleging that he is an idiot and should be paid accordingly.
Apparently, Ryan is part of the Sovereign Citizens movement, which has all manner of bizarre legal theories that they incorporate into court filings. For example, this filing from Bundy is careful to not capitalize his own name, so that the distinction between his natural and his corporate identity is preserved. He also says he is entitled to $100 million dollars if he has to play the “role” of a defendant and go to trial. Really wacky stuff here, folks.
With these Sovereign Citizens, it always comes back to America going off of the gold standard, the 14th Amendment proving white people do not have to be U.S. citizens (but other races do), and the local County Sheriff being the only legitimate authority anywhere. I bet the Sheriff of Notthingham would have agreed, btw.
Hit the links and enjoy reading.