“Sovereign citizens are anti-government extremists who believe that even though they physically reside in the United States, they are separate or “sovereign” from the United States. As a result, they feel they do not have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments or law enforcement” (Dempsey & Forst, 2016, p.534). Sovereign Citizens are domestic terrorists who have committed crimes of violence against law enforcement officers.
Sometimes it is far easier to do what is best for oneself rather than what is best for the group. This decision is usually motivated by fear. Fear is generally a destructive force in society, allowing the strong to take advantage of the weak.
The Latino Threat is a concept of an imposing threat of the Latino, whether they be from Mexico or any other Latin country, and how they affect the U.S. and its citizens. This concept is described heavily Leo R. Chavez’ book aptly titled The Latino Threat. In the book, he describes how the Latino threat as a concept has been used routinely to underline the aspect of United States citizenship in a tit for tat manner; that being dehumanizing the Latino to raise the standing of U.S. citizenship. The U.S. as a nation believes it should feel better about itself because it is the one that turns people away rather than being the place where people run from. Over the history of America this isolationist view on illegal immigrants has waned and
The group I decided to focus on was the Black Separatist. The ideology and “mission” for this group is that black separatists will deny integration and racially mixed marriages while wanting individual institutions and even nations for black individuals in the United States. They are usually anti-white and anti-Semitic. SPLC understands that racism should be made public in all forms. A reported hate incident is the Nation of Islam with the leader being Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan did not reject any of the ideas of anti-white, anti-Semitic, anti-gay and anti-Catholic ideas that the leader Elijah Mohammed had before. Farrakhan believes that Jews and Catholics attack blacks. He wanted racial segregation and denounced against integrated affiliations.
It is amazing to think about the great lengths one is willing to go to take in order to provide for their family and the slight chance of a better life. The immigrants crossing the U.S border from Mexico are the ones taking the deadly journey through the fiery desert. They all have different backgrounds, family but the one thing they all share is the goal of escaping poverty to find riches in the united states “and there it was, the line dividing not just two countries, but the developed and developing worlds, wealth and poverty” (Karaim, Reed). It’s extremely important to be aware or have some type of knowledge on this sometimes sensitive and controversial subject. It’s very important to know about the U.S/Mexican border because it’s affecting our everyday life even if we’re hours away from the physical border. The government is making laws in our cities because of the affect that immigrants have on the state and country from crossing over the border illegally. For example, SB1070 was created because of the immigration problem in the state of Arizona “SB1070 was intended to scare immigrants back into Mexico” (Karaim, Reed). If immigration wasn’t a problem then this law would have never existed or been created in the first place. It also affects us by putting us in great
A similar situation that I can imagine happening today would be the continuous protests of African-Americans that sometimes goes to the extreme of destroying neighborhoods, businesses, retaliation on racist policeman, etc. I believe that this could lead to the removal of African-Americans because they could be labeled as a threat to the nation for expressing concern over a specific issue, even if it is extreme. It could also affect African-Americans who have not even been caught in action because the government could say that all blacks feel negatively towards policemen and therefore need to be
July 7, 2016 was already an unusual day and night for the officers of the Dallas Police Department in Texas. Dallas, like more than a dozen other major cities in the U.S., was home to a massive Black Lives Matter protest to denounce the shooting of two unarmed black men by police. Officers were having to deal with enormous crowds, heckling, and mid-summer heat. They had no way of knowing what was to come next. A lone wolf, with an extreme hatred of police officers, was about to inflict the worst casualty rate on a police force since the September 11th terrorist
In the early 1970s through the 1980s, a controversial radical organization called “MOVE” was well known in the city of Philadelphia. This group lived in an unorthodox manner, catching everyone’s attention as they stood out and upset societal expectations. With persistent public demonstrations of racism and police brutality over the years, this group turned violent in order to express themselves and act in self-defense. As the whole city festered hatred and fear for this group, the public and police force unified to rid this group out of Philadelphia. The members of MOVE started as outcasts due to their race and natural lifestyle, but turned into victims of hate from the public and negligence from the police. In order to understand how this
These extremist are cowards, their ideology and beliefs are inferior to ours, their will to destroy the American way of life will ultimately be their downfall. This isn't a war of attrition, but a war for survival and rest assure America will win this war! Long after these extremist, their barbaric ideology, and their asinine causes have been discarded from history; America will still be here shining brighter than
Tom... In an off-handed way, you've fittingly pointed out what this country idealistically stands for as to our underlying egalitarian political theory of periodically changing provisional caretakers of our government through peaceful public elections. Over the last two centuries, our remarkable constitution - with its time-tested democratic ideals and republic principles - has survived only because of its practicality, effective functionality, and most of all, by the sustained support of American citizen patriots - from all walks of life - in safeguarding and respecting its inherent significance and true spirit. Moreover, and considering the fact that it is the first national written constitution, our American Constitution further served as a model for other neighboring nations in drafting their own new constitutions, especially many Southern America countries in the
Today people are being killed over free speech. And it just like somebody is going to come in and kill you. But somebody today will get mad at you because you were saying your opinion. But somebody will say something to tip somebody off. And its just like the twin towers somebody was mad about their religion and they just took over a plane crashed it into a building. That is what I hate somebody will say something wrong and somebody will blow up a building or they will take over a bomber and they are going to drop bombs all over the place.
Another example would be the lynchings of blacks by members of the Klu Klux Klan. The Klu Klux Klan is a movement that supports white supremacy and often advocates through terrorism. White members of the Klu Klux Klan would attack and hang blacks in the United States at random. Although members of the Klu Klux Klan may not have known their victim’s personally, the personal nature of these prejudices is what makes them forms of individual racism.
2. The first video appears to be addressing the "group hazard hypothesis" (Whitehead and Steven, p. 107), and large groups of violence committing crimes which coincide with the tribal and
Enemy of the State is a classical tale of good versus evil, complete with a tortured hero and a powerful villain. The plot revolves around Washington lawyer Robert Dean (Will Smith), an average family man, who suddenly finds his life turned upside down when an old acquaintance slips a video tape that no one is supposed to ever see into his shopping bag. The tape contains footage of the murder of a United States senator by a member of the National Security Agency (NSA). When agents at the NSA get word that Dean is in possession of the tape, they proceed to ruin his career, drive him from his home, and threaten his life in an attempt to get the tape back. Thus begins Dean’s fight for survival and his