Now I get another view of sovereignty as a fellow Occupier sends out an email saying he is prepared to go into court for some minor violations ( pot possession and loitering I think) and try a sovereign citizen defence, claiming the laws are not valid and don't apply to him. I argued against it on practical grounds and questioned the philosophical underpinnings of this libertarian approach. I also questioned it as an action Occupy Missoula would want to involve itself in and some folks are upset at my lack of solidarity. I have enough experience with the right-wing, anti-government version of sovereignty, often tied to nutty Christian/ Admiralty/ posse comitatus conspiracy theory, to think this ought to at least be examined as a questionable tactic for the "99%" vs the Power Structure. The person defending this "movement" included in her supporting documentation the movies Thrive and Ungrip. I have written about this kind of Theory of Everything appeal, these sensationalist movies with dramatic music and baritone narrators and purported empirical evidence that turns out to be opinion. A lack of critical rigor and latent anti-intellectualism will be our undoing.