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/r/amibeingdetained is a subreddit devoted to showcasing the idiocy and ignorant behaviour of the self-proclaimed freemen on the land and sovereign citizens. The phrase "Am I being detained?" is a reference to a common catch-phrase used by these movements.
According to Wikipedia, Freemen on the Land are people who claim that all statute law is contractual, and that such law is applicable only if an individual consents to be governed by it. They believe that they can therefore declare themselves independent of government jurisdiction, holding that the only "true" law is common law, as they define it. The "Freeman on the land" movement has its origins in various United States-based groups in the 1970s and 1980s, reaching Ireland and the United Kingdom soon after 2000. The FBI considers those sovereign citizen extremists who tag themselves "Freemen" to be a domestic terrorist movement.
Essentially, these people believe that the law which governs them is the law they create themselves. Subsequent to becoming a freemen on the land, one will eventually discover that their philosophy has no merit in the court of law and that their shenanigans are laughed at as they are posted on websites such as YouTube.
While other subreddits are devoted to hating police and authority figures, this subreddit is in the interest of those who want to laugh at the spastic civilians on the other side of the policing spectrum.
- No fighting, hating or abusing other people without provocation. Keep it friendly.
- Don't stray away from the theme of idiotic civilians and freemen on the land; irrelevant posts are not welcome.
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