posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 11:43 AM
Alberta pensioner fights to
reclaim home declared an embassy by 'sovereign' man
SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. -- An Alberta pensioner says she feels like a prisoner after her rental property was claimed as an "embassy" by a man she says
identified himself as a Freemen-on-the-Land, a growing movement of so-called sovereign citizens that is raising concerns with authorities both north
and south of the border.
"I am an army of one," says Rebekah Caverhill at her home in Sylvan Lake, near Red Deer. Tears stream down her face.
"I've been beat up so badly by people that should be helping that I don't know where to turn."
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I was certainly shocked and left in awe by the audacity of this "Freemen-on-the-land". To arrogantly and possibly in a state of delusion, claim to
transform someone else' property into a "Embassy", which could be described as border line insanity.
I have somewhat kept track of this "Freemen-on-the-land" movement over the last decade and I have to say that the craziness has continued to worsen.
Grant it, I cannot say for certain whether or not this behavior extends to all who follow/adhere to this movement, but it seems like the ones
involving the odd balls are making the news.
This group and members have been under our review before. The underlying premise of their belief is that statutory law and regulation is contractual
and that they have opted out of this contract and therefore unbound by its rules and regulations.
I am not in Alberta, but I have had an example of this in my home city. A few men, claiming to be apart of this movement were squatting on an property
that was being foreclosed upon. These men, believing that they were not obligated to repay any loans/mortgages, additionally, they would part their
vehicles on their front lawns and in public parks which is a bylaw offense, quickly found themselves in the local court and news.
These men were arrested and refused to give their names, merely identifying themselves as Bob, Ray and John of the land and that our laws did not
apply to them. They were understandably convicted of some charges.
These two instances seem to highlight some strange and dare I say dangerous behavior. The federal governments of both Canada and the U.S seem to
agree, the U.S. going so far as to claim they could be domestic terrorists.
I feel sorry for the women in the article who is having her retirement years ruined with stress and concern and unfortunately it appears we should be
getting much help from law enforcement:
"As far as I'm concerned, anybody who sets up a company or an embassy on Canadian land and calls it a foreign entity, for me, that's a declaration
Calgary Police have been called about the matter on several occasions.
"Based on the information we have received so far, this appears to be a civil matter," says Staff Sgt. Jim Stinson.
I just want to conclude with a statement made by the pensioner on the viability of this mans action as I think she is bang on:
"They are taking away my rights as a Canadian citizen. They do not go along with any Canadian rights," she says, wiping away her tears.
"I'm battling somebody who takes advantage of the system. I'm battling the system itself and I thought I had rights and I guess I don't.
"If I don't like the government -- I vote. I'm not doing to take matters into my own hands like a vigilante and to me what they're doing is
edit on 24-9-2013 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)