San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
In a live interview on The Costa Report, spokesperson for the Sovereign Citizens movement, Alfred Adask, described the real mission of more than 300,000 U. S. citizens who now claim “sovereignty.” Adask denied that Sovereign Citizens represent a domestic terrorist threat as described by the FBI.
According to Adask, “There is no Sovereign Citizens ‘movement.’ These are (individual) people who are studying the law. There is no organization per se. Sovereignty flows from God. This (God) places you in a status that is above a government’s ability to control you. You are no longer a ‘subject.’ If you go back (in time) - to Europe - the King of England was the sovereign because the King of England was the only one in the whole country that had the divine right to be King. He went through a coronation ceremony – they gave him a crown intended to emulate the corona on the heads of the saints and the Christ in medieval paintings. He was the one man in the country who got his rights from God. All others were ‘subjects’ because they did not.”
Adask claims that the language in the Declaration of Independence which reads “all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” elevated every man, woman and child to the status of sovereign. No longer were citizens subject to the tyranny of leaders or governments because every individual was a sovereign endowed with equal rights.
Sovereign Citizens believe the United States government has overstepped its constitutional authority by relegating citizens to “subjects” who are now enslaved to foreign debt and bound by unlawful regulations and institutions. Consequently, Sovereign Citizens reject government mandates to pay taxes, obtain drivers licenses and social security cards, secure permits and insurances, or obey laws pertaining to victimless crimes.
According to Adask, Sovereign Citizens do not advocate anarchy, as many media personalities have described. He explained, “The difference is this: anarchy is where no one is subject to ANY law. Sovereign Citizens are all subject to God’s law. They are subject to whether we rob or murder or rape or kill. We don’t recognize man’s law if it is in conflict with the Bible. . . I am only liable if I have damaged another sovereign or their property. I am not liable if I haven’t fastened my seatbelt. It’s not anarchy. It’s the system of common law that was recognized at the onset of this country and it is a system that does not recognize political offenses or victimless crimes.”
When asked by the host of The Costa Report, Rebecca Costa, which of the misunderstandings about Sovereign Citizens Adask was most eager to correct, he answered: “That they (Sovereign Citizens) are prone to violence. What they are really prone to doing is reading and writing and that’s why the government finds them dangerous. They (the government) point to a couple of people like Jerry Kane – he and his son got caught up in a shoot-out with police and police officers died. They point to a couple of instances (like this). At the same time, we can point to scores of incidences where innocent people were killed by the police. Shall we castigate the police department and say they are a bunch of Nazi, killers?”
The full interview with the Alfred Adask is available at http://www.rebeccacosta.com, iTunes and KSCO.com.
About Alfred Adask
Alfred Adask worked as a ditch digger, truck driver, heavy equipment operator and miner before becoming a student of the law in 1983. Adask was a candidate for the Texas Supreme Court in 1992 where he garnered more than 200,000 votes. The election motivated Adask to host the country’s largest legal reform meetings as well as publish AntiShyster Magazine and host the AntiShyster radio program. In the 1990’s Adask was identified by the federal government as one of the top anti-government activists, though he describes himself as a Sovereign Citizen and constitutionalist.
About Rebecca D. Costa: http://www.rebeccacosta.com
Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. A thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, Costa examines “the big picture”– tracing everything from terrorism, crime on Wall Street, epidemic obesity and upheaval in the Middle East to evolutionary forces. Retiring at the zenith of her executive career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction. The success of Costa’s book led to a weekly radio program in 2010 called The Costa Report. A former CEO and founder of one of the largest marketing firms in Silicon Valley (sold in 1997 to J. Walter Thompson), Costa developed an extensive track record of introducing new technologies. Her clients included industry giants such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Oracle Corporation, Seibel Systems, 3M, Amdahl, and General Electric Corporation.