reply to post by BelowPublicKnowledge
The documentary clearly states that each one should fallow his own path not on each others footsteps.
I also like the concept and parts of the expressed philosophy, but there are several issues.
Legal ones, even if he claims to have successfully won some legal battles there will be a point of collapse of his philosophy, for instance what if
his property is stolen, set on fire or destroyed by an earthquake.?
The documentary also doesn't fully explain if his wife shares his philosophy, the implications here are more profound since it will affect his own
decisions (marriage is a partnership hence he is not fully independent, actions will not affect only one person), how about children's education
provided by the state, that would be a requirement or at least a certification, if not his philosophical choice will affect and bound the future of
any child he has, in fact breaking his own view of self determination.
The other issue is that it isn't at all portable, it seems to have worked in Canada and to some degree it also has some strength in the USA but I
haven't seen this movement of sovereign citizens spread much further (but I haven't looked too deep).
As a mass movement it will not work because there wouldn't be enough resources for all. The documentary also fails to expand on the notion that it
requires a high degree of moral integrity, since he has excluded himself from any obligations to the state he doesn't have to fallow any laws, not
even environmental ones...
My view on the issue is that the it all can be reduced to a gimmick that has addressed his personal needs so far. In general the world's problems is
not with governments themselves but how they have been created, evolved and been corrupted. (Part of the documentary makes some points on this
I would like to see someone put up basic plan establish an existence off grid, especially one that could be used everywhere. The primary issue is that
if you own land you have to pay tax on it, if own a car you also have to pay taxes on it. To continue to pay taxes you have to have a revenue (that
will also be taxed), etc...
Establishing a Micronation ( Wikibook on Micronations
) or take hold of some land seems to me
the only way to really claim independence from any state.