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Article posted Jun 20 2007, 3:58 PM Category: Commentary Source: WorldNetDaily Print

Free Ed and Elaine Brown!

By Doug Powers

Every now and again, I hear people being interviewed who believe federal income taxes are constitutionally invalid, and, as a result, they refuse to pay them. My first thought is usually "have fun in prison," but recent statements and proposals from some of our politicians have led me to believe that this is a cause worth fighting for.

Enter Ed and Elaine Brown, New Hampshire residents who don't believe in paying income taxes. As a result, the Browns have been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and ordered to pay more than $200,000 after being convicted of tax evasion and are now holed up in their home, complete with solar and wind power. So far, Al Gore has offered no defense of the carbon offset to his mansions and heated pools.

Federal authorities now have their property surrounded, and the standoff could last indefinitely ending much sooner if the Clintons are elected and put Janet Reno back in the Attorney General's office.

CBS News reports that federal authorities have "cut phone, power and Internet service at the fortified compound" of the couple.

The terms "fortified compound" and "tax evasion" usually seem to go hand-in-hand in stories such as these. "Fortified compound" is a term applied by the government for psychological reasons that is repeated by the media out of psychiatric reflex.

The government has trillions of dollars, tanks and armies of heavily armed individuals at their disposal. Our politicians have access to around the clock protection and bunkers that can withstand a direct nuclear strike. Not only that, but try running into any mainstream media building in New York or Los Angeles without being tackled by armed guards and tasered until your nose gives off a 75-watt glow.

But a married couple who lives in a six-bedroom colonial that might have an extra bolt on the door are the ones who the government and media says have a "fortified compound."

The government and media parrot terms such as "fortress-like home" to imply paranoia, which implies mental illness, which implies there's a good reason for the government to move in and save the "fortified compound" dwellers from themselves and the rest of us.

What's gone wrong?

Taxes weren't always such a treacherous undertaking. For a long time, this country was run on very limited funds. Up until the early 1800s, the government was run purely on internal sales taxes and revenue from a gigantic powdered wig closeout sale. Then, in 1817, the government got rid of internal taxes and functioned completely on tariffs on imported goods.

Can you imagine running the bloated monster of a federal government we have today solely on the 4 percent we'd get from taxes imposed on imports of running shoes and plastic novelty poop?

We were created with the ability to create. All this is evidenced in the brilliance of many of our finest moments, from medicine to art to science but that all came to an end with the adoption of the 16th Amendment in 1913. The amendment gave Congress legal authority to tax income and resulted in a revenue law that taxed incomes of both individuals and corporations.

At that point, all the creative energy that would have gone into curing disease, designing grand buildings, creating art and music and exploring the farthest reaches of the universe now goes into trying to figure out a way to write off our lawnmower as a dependent or simply to hide out in a "fortified compound" in New Hampshire waiting for the tear gas to come flying through the window.

Here's what is really irksome about Ed and Elaine Brown's situation. They are legal American citizens surrounded by their own government. In the meantime, many members of Congress, along with President Bush, are pushing to legalize 12 million "undocumented workers" (the artist formerly known as "illegal aliens") while forgiving them any back taxes owed, along with any IRS fines.

Ed and Elaine Brown should renounce their citizenship, declare themselves "undocumented workers" and then push for the passage of an immigration "reform" bill. Their tax problem would be solved, and they'd be free. Maybe we should all do this.

Until American citizens are afforded at least the same rights and privileges that our politicians seek for illegal aliens, the government must free Ed and Elaine Brown!

Now if you don't mind, I have to run along and repair the screen door on my "fortified compound."





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globalstomp

Posted: Jun 21 2007, 4:16 AM

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This is how the MIC run things. This country is under military control under the MCA and they do the bidding of the globalist who buy them all their neat toys to kill Americans with, for instance they like being in charge of the continuous chem-spraying of all cities nation wide and I bet the Brown's and all the town's people are getting seconds on their spraying. There is no way the IRS will let this go because of the precedent it would set.

I'll say the Brown's are going to have to brush up on their Spanish and start blasting Mexican salsa music from their home or maybe hang a pinata in the yard for the IRS to play with.

The IRS are the pit-bull collection agency for the FED our captors.
globalstomp

Posted: Jun 21 2007, 4:16 AM

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This is how the MIC run things. This country is under military control under the MCA and they do the bidding of the globalist who buy them all their neat toys to kill Americans with, for instance they like being in charge of the continuous chem-spraying of all cities nation wide and I bet the Brown's and all the town's people are getting seconds on their spraying. There is no way the IRS will let this go because of the precedent it would set.

I'll say the Brown's are going to have to brush up on their Spanish and start blasting Mexican salsa music from their home or maybe hang a pinata in the yard for the IRS to play with.

The IRS are the pit-bull collection agency for the FED our captors.
Mooncity

Posted: Jun 22 2007, 7:17 PM

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207171 So... it's alright to just stop paying our taxes? Look, it's the law. We may not like it, but there it is. Granted, there's a lot of waste, but paying taxes is part of being a good citizen. Brown isn't a good citizen, he's a criminal. And his home is a bit more than just a colonial with an extra deadbolt on it.

I'd also hafta disagree with you that all of our creativity died when the 16th Amendment went through. That's poppycock, bub.
phosphorescent

Posted: Jun 23 2007, 2:11 PM

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Any unjust law should be ignored. The browns have done nothing wrong except try to keep what they had worked for. That is part of my definition of a 'good citizen'.

But this rests on the assumption that there is a law requiring uS citizens to pay a federal income tax. The Browns and many others have asked to be shown that law. The IRS nor the courts cannot or will not provide this. So then what really is the law?

The IRS is nothing other than a federally backed organized criminal syndication. The taxes amount to nothing other than a protection payment. Either pay up or they'll break your legs.
Sick of conservativi

Posted: Jul 03 2007, 1:17 PM

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6532 Mooncity,

I bet you dress in a simple gray uniform with no markings. I bet you march to the breakfast table and pledge allegence to Big Brother Bush and all of his cronies.

I am willing to bet that you think someone who litters should be executed.

And I am willing to bet that you are actually a Fed employee on Karl Rove's staff of Fed Hit Men.
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