An interesting pair of news stories crossed my desk this week.
In North Carolina, a jury convicted a 62-year old woman named Gloria Tatum-Wade on seven counts of state income tax evasion. According to news reports of the trial, Ms. Tatum-Wade had filed a document with Guilford County claiming that she was exempt from all taxes because she was a sovereign citizen. Her employer? Until this brush with the law, the self-professed sovereign was a public school teacher at Northeast Guilford High School.