Sunday, February 20, 2011

Isn't This about What You'd Expect from Billy Jack?

HeraldTribune.com: "Last April, a veteran Sarasota Police homicide detective went to the courthouse and tried to secede from the United States of America.

The detective, Tom Laughlin, filed a convoluted document declaring himself a 'sovereign citizen.' The filing included a thumb print on each page and a photocopy of 21 silver pieces — the price to become a 'freeman.'

In doing so, Laughlin, 42, joined a small but growing group of U.S. citizens who claim they are not subject to federal law, that they no longer have to pay taxes and that their homes are their embassies."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sh!t is getting scary. There are some truly strange people out there and they believe all kinds of idiotic crap.

Jeff

Deb said...

Presumably, if he's no longer a U.S. citizen and he did not emigrate to the U.S. legally, he's an illegal alien and not entitled to his current government job.

Alert the Minute Men!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they can deport him to wherever he is from...Mars?

It took me a minute to compute that it wasn't Billy Jack, who is near 80 now, by the way.

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

Jeff, I was afraid nobody would get the Billy Jack joke, but we geezers still remember.

Seepy Benton said...

I'm still campaigning for "Billy Jack for President!" (the real one)

Gerard Saylor said...

Would he have to go through customs every time he leaves home? What about international rates for postage? His taxes will get complicated if his money is going to another country.

Cap'n Bob said...

If I could swap my social security for foreign aid, I'd do it.