Fed up and fired up, an increasing number of Indiana residents who have lost confidence in the government are going to extreme measures to claim they are “sovereign citizens.”

By doing so, residents contend that they no longer have to pay taxes, claiming their homes as embassies and using identification cards that show them as diplomats, 6News’ Rafael Sanchez reported.

Indiana authorities call such proclamations both illegitimate and illegal. About 10 people every month ask the state to put a seal on a document so that they can claim freedom from taxes.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: I always hear people say, “when are people going to wake up?”, or “The general public is too dumb to see what’s going on around them”. While it’s easy to dismiss or write off large groups of people when they don’t necessarily show your level of concern about some particular issue, it important to show support when they do.