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MIAC- Constitution Rangers

MIAC- Constitution Rangers

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Published by: James Allen Isaacs Jr. on Feb 26, 2010
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ffi
ark S.
JamesDirector.
DPS
James F.
Keathley
Colonel, MSHPVan
GodseyDirectot,
MIACMatt Blunt
Govefior
MlAC ALERT-
Constitution
Rangers
June
7'
2OO7
Current Developments
Federal authorities indicated
loday(June
7, 2007) that they wiil noi raid
thehome of
lwo
convicled lax
evaders bul would serye a
watranl.
Dozens
01
heavily armed statepoiiceand
iederal agentshaveas-
sembled near
the
rural New
Hampshire home
ol
taxproleslers
Ed
and
Elaine
Brown. The
U S.
Marshals
Seruice issued a briet
statemenl atterneighbors
reporied armedpolice
and
at
least one armoredvehicie
near EdandElaine Brown's tortiJied
compound
eariy this
morning.
"We
are
here,
in conjunctionwith
au_
thorities, from the Department
oi theTreasury,
to servethal
warant,"
the
statementsaid.
"As
wehave
said
Jrom
the beginning, we
will continue
10
communicalewith
Edand
Elaine Brown
io
convince them
io
surrerder oeacel-lly
"
Aboul 50 slale
toopers, some armedwilh high-powered
riiles, along with a
vehicle trom the explosjves
!nit
gatheredthis morning
in Piainlield,
a smalJ
lown
wbere Edward and
Elaine Brownhave holed up
inlheir home since being
convicled oi taxevasion
and senlenced tolengthy
federalprison
terms.
The
Browns insisl tederal income
lax laws areinvalid
and haveholedupin
thejrhilltop homeon
1
10
acres
inPlainlield, which hasa
watchtower, concrelewalls
and the ability
10
r!n
onwind and solarpower'
Brownsaid he ha5stockpiledfood and
supplies.
Ed and Elaine Brown
are members
ot
the "Conslitulion
Rangers,"agroup
thal ascribes tothe ideojogy
ol
the
"Sovereign
Citizen."The "Sovereign Citizen"movemenl is
an
anli-governmenlphilosophythat
mani-
iesls itsell
in conspiratorial,
pseudohislorical,pseudolegai,and sometimesracisl
language-
While manygroupsover theyearshaveopposedgovernmenlal
policies,
lew
have been so
purely
antigovernmenl
thal they challenged itsvery
legitimacy.Origins
N,4any
of thegroupsaclive
lodayhave theirroot
in thephiLosophyol
the old
Posse
Comilatusorganiza-
tion,which arose
on
the
West
Coasl
asa
laxprotesl
movemenl in
the 1970s. Posselollowers, and
thei
currenidescendants, "believe
that
in
thedistanl
paslevery
cilizen
was a
'sovereign'ciiizen
and
thalihere
used to be a utopian
governmenl (the
de
juregovernment)
which was
subverted
thro!gh
conspiracyand

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