Shannon, who describes herself as an entrepreneur and homeschooling mom, released a four-page message Friday saying she is now the senator of an alternate form of government called the Republic of the United States of America and the Republic for Iowa.
The group believes that America’s original form of government, a collection of republics, was usurped in 1871 by a corporation called the United States Corporation, according to the group’s website.
“Now, knowing this, and with the best interests of the people of Iowa District 34 uppermost in my heart and out of respect for my own conscience, I am here to announce that I am ending my campaign as of July 4,” Shannon wrote in her statement. “My level of service to the good people of Iowa who has been so supportive of me and my campaign will be greatly increased.”
Shannon told The Gazette she knows some people may question her decision.
“If people think it’s crazy to want to have a constitutional government back in place, then so be it,” she said.
OK, for the record, it is not crazy to support the constitution. But it is crazy to believe that the government is using Social Security numbers as tools of oppression, among the many other things the Sovereign Citizens Movement believes.
In fact, the joining of something like the Republic of the united States of America is at least an indication of naivete or truly colossal stupidity and ignorance, if not actual mental illness.