Vol. 2, no. 4 ~ Nelson Waller, Guest Editor ~ Robert Clarkson, Publisher
IN THIS ISSUE:
- PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: PEYMON
- Being a Do-Gooder vs. Doing Good
- Ron Paul Comes to Columbia, SC
- More of The World's Thinnest Books
- Constructive Communication
- John Kerry: Radical Internationalist (Excerpt)
- Preamble to a "Hijacked" Constitution -- Author Unknown
- Activists urge tax payers to withhold money to protest Iraq
- Bankruptcy of the United States -- JAMES TRAFICANT in Congressional Record
- Truth Store
PATRIOT OF THE MONTH: PEYMON
Interview with Clarkson associate Peymon Mottahedeh, founder of Freedom Law School
PC Guest Editor Nelson Waller's questions are in bold, Peymon's replies in Roman.
Where are you from?
How long have you been here, and how were you able to come?
I came as a student on a student visa in 1977. I ended up staying here -- Iran had a revolution, you'll recall, and went back to a dictatorship -- the worst dictatorship ever, Khomeini's Islamic Republic.
I always wondered what to think of him. We only got one side of the story in this country, but frankly it appeared to me the be a nationalist taking back his country from the control of a foreign power thousands of miles away.
Khomeini was a nationalist, but he was a big murderer too. These governments are basically in my opinion slavemasters. Each fights off the other but not only because they want a particular political agenda. It's also a matter of "I want to control MY slaves!"
How does it feel to have been in America fighting to save the American Constitution for all these years?
It feels good because I'm doing something positive. I was very appreciative of the fact that I was allowed to stay here in this country and become an American. I wanted to give something back; the greatest thing I could give is what I came here for, and that's freedom.
Is there anything like a freedom movement in Iran?
Yes but the problem is that the government has the guns and they control the press too, and they enforce the law arbitrarily by their guns. And people know that. In America the media is controlled but we've got the guns. And the people don't understand either!
Do you have any especially good breakthroughs to report from your work in helping people defend themselves against out-of-control government?
We're having definite victories over the IRS -- several in the last year. 1 of our paralegals was helping a guy out -- $50,000 in tax, penalties and interest. With the techniques we used, the IRS backed down to $12.
Can you tell us anything about those techniques?
We basically used the evidentiary method in which the IRS has the burden of proof as to the facts of the case. This is with nonfiling cases. The info IRS has is often either fraudulent, nonexistent, or the IRS is unable to bring the numbers forward, the facts to prove their claim. And we've got more in the works. We had another case where the IRS was going to take this guy's paycheck. After a CDP (collections/due process) hearing IRS admitted there was no tax assessed. IRS ordered the employer to release the money he'd been holding pending the decision.
What do you consider the most exciting aspects of the fight as it now stands in general across the land -- victories, trends in IRS ineptitude etc.?
The fact that we're educating Americans on their way to freedom. That's the answer -- Americans have fallen ignorant of the Constitution the Founding Fathers created to limit government and protect freedom. For me to educate them as to the law and the way the system is supposed to operate. And we're making a real difference in people's live. Thomas Jefferson said it: Resistance to tyrants is obedient to God!
What do you think needs most to be done in order to stop the New World Order from taking everyone's rights and freedoms away?
Educate the American people about the law and the Constitution so they can take informed action.
How did you link up with Robert Clarkson?
I heard about him in the movement once 12 years ago. Larry Hare was promoting himself in California and claimed Clarkson had all the answers. He didn't pay Clarkson a lot of the time, it turns out. That was in 1992. I heard about Clarkson again in 1999. I got his number from our mutual friend Steve Hempfling at the Free Enterprise Society. I found him to be a very pleasant fellow and a wonderful human being -- and a great patriot.
I like the idea of the clubs Clarkson has organized. I've been meaning to send more of my people to his meetings. I enjoyed my visit there a few years ago very much.
We enjoyed your visit too. When will you be coming back?
We've had a Freedom rally every year in different places -- this year we're thinking of having Clarkson do one in October in Atlanta!
What do you like or admire most about his work?
Clarkson is a great coalition builder. He has something good to say about everyone. And he always has people's best interest at heart, and he always remains positive -- nothing can get him down.
What do you like most about life in America?
The spirit of freedom that is still alive in the hearts of many Americans, and the Constitutional system that the Founding Fathers created to assist us in living a free, prosperous and happy life.
What do you like least?
Those Americans who take no interest in their rights and heritage of liberty. America was started as the land of the free and the home of the brave. Well unfortunately too many Americans act as if America has become, as my good friend Irwin Schiff puts it, the meek and home of the indentured. That's what I like least -- the closed minded, apathetic sheeple.
Do you have any interest in the Southern cause -- the fight for her true history, etc.?
Oh, yes. I believe the South was right and had every right to secede from the US. Abraham Lincoln was the biggest murderer in US history. I love the Southern people's warm hospitality and charming drawl.
Robert is a great leader of the south. He IS the South; I don't know anybody else in the South who's done what he's done.
Being a Do-Gooder vs. Doing Good
By Brother Larry
Long before I met Robert Clarkson, I learned a few valuable lessons while I was living in New York. One of those was to learn the difference between being a Do-Gooder and doing good.
You see, a Do-Gooder is one of those people who tries to do good, but are really interested in the appearance of doing good above all else. Some are vain and want to appear to all their friends and relatives as some kind of superior human being because of their disposition to helping people. Others sincerely want to help people, but don't take the time to do the job right; they are satisfied with throwing a little bit of time and money at a charity and nothing more. But it is not enough just to donate money or time to a charity. The Lord requires us to be good stewards of that money (or time). That is the essence of the difference between a Do-Gooder and a person who does good: stewardship.
While living in New York, I decided at some point in my life to donate an extensive amount of time to "the Lord" by donating my time to a soup kitchen. I thought I was doing such a wonderful job. I mean here I was trying to help the poor, making sure they had food to eat! What a sacrifice on my part! And while it was not my primary motivation, I was kind of hoping that I would be "storing all those treasures in heaven." I had heard that if you give to God that He would bless you in return. And that is what I was expecting, though not right away, of course!
Well, I have always considered myself a "Child of God," though I suspect that during this particular part of my life, I was more "child" than I would like to admit.
It took a little time, but soon I would see that not all was that it appeared to be. Here I thought that I was feeding the poor, and instead I found out that primarily I was feeding the ego of the director of the ministry. Oh this director was achieving the ministries stated goals of distributing food and saving a few souls here and there, but simultaneously she was driving about three times as many people away from the ministry.
While being tough may have been an asset out in the street, this director would "forget" to turn it off when she got back to the warehouse. There she would treat her unpaid volunteers like crap, resorting to humiliation and backbiting to achieve her motivational ends. And if that was how she treated her unpaid volunteers, I won't even go into how she treated her "paid" volunteers.
While this director was voted "Woman of the Year!" and considered an icon among many Christian circles, she managed to drive away her help. And that made it difficult to keep the operations going to full capacity. She effectively squandered the donated monies because now she had to hire paid employees where volunteers would have done the work for free had they not been abused.
Though I was hurt by this experience, my love for the Lord would drive me to test drive another location where my experience was better, but I know other volunteers who did not recover from this traumatic life experience.
My point in all of this is to show that it isn't enough to throw money or time at a problem so that we can feel good about ourselves. In doing so, we may end up making the problem three times worse. The Lord requires that we be good stewards of both our time and money.
It was not until I moved South and met Robert Clarkson however, that I was finally able to fully understand and interpret my life's experiences. It was Robert that introduced to me the term "Do-Gooder" and helped me make it all make sense. I was now able to express what I had felt all along.
But my journey doesn't end there. I could now understand and express what I felt all along about our government. You see, our government, particularly our federal government, is the worst Do-Gooders of all time. They appear to be doing good, but fail in good stewardship of OUR time and money.
Let's take the Welfare system for an example. I am the first to say that we should try to help out our fellow man, to bear each others burdens, especially during unusual hardship. But our government has seen to it that our welfare system has gone beyond that of a safety net for hard times; it now assumes that it was meant to provide for people's needs through out the entire course of their lives.
And why does government do this? While politicians stand up and tell you that it is out of compassion, just like my director at the soup kitchen, but their real reason is to become that icon in the community. Their real motivation is to stand out above the others in their acts of compassion. But are their acts really compassionate?
Our welfare system is not designed to help people become self-supporting. Instead, individuals are punished for showing industry. If a person has the motivation to attempt to get a job, and they lose that job for whatever reason, they now have to wait several months before they can get their next welfare check. Since we all desire to eat every day, this would be a frightening experience for anyone.
Whether we are acting as individuals, or through a collection of individuals called government, it is so important that we remain good stewards of both our money and time. Throwing money or time at a problem has never solved a problem, and never will. In fact, it is only likely to make the problem worse. THAT is the difference between being a Do-Gooder and doing good!
Ron Paul Comes to Columbia, SC
Organizers publicly hail Clarkson as movement leader and event facilitator
The following is how the PC Guest Editor noted this event in our sister publication, the Nationalist Times.
March 27 -- Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), M.D., is of 535 members of U.S. Congress the only one to routinely articulate conservative positions on major issues and to remain in office term after term. He is proof that it is possible to live in the real world and legislate in the fantasy realm known as Washington DC. Tonight (March 27), our kind throw a banquet in his honor Columbia SC. Most of the state's leading nationalist figures are there. In the midst of it all Robert Clarkson, old friend of this column and this publication, is accorded one of the rare moments of well-deserved recognition he's had in 30 years of full-time activist leadership the hosts of the event acknowledge him as having gotten more people out for the event than anybody else (he brought an entire table worth) and having virtually founded Libertarianism in SC, as his brother (who is also present) did in GA. (Dr. Paul calls himself "libertarian congressman" in the link for his site, house.gov/paul.)
Dr. Clarkson is also de facto social director for the freedom movement. The previous weekend, for instance, he had run into SC Gov. Mark Sanford at a state GOP function, let him know Ron Paul was coming to town, and suggested he put the Congressman up at the Governor's mansion. So he did!
The following is a column on this event by Stephen Yates, PhD, from a famed Libertarian website: lewrockwell.com/yates/yates92.html
Samuel Adams once observed how "it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in peopleís minds." I donít know how irate he is, but Dr. Ron Paul (R-Tx) is surely among the leaders of a tireless minority in our time. If liberty by some chance does return to American soil in our lifetimes, we will doubtless have Dr. Paul to thank for having laid part of the groundwork over the past couple of decades.
On April 2, Dr. Paul spoke to a crowded conference room at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina. The event, entitled "An Evening With Ron Paul," was hosted by the South Carolina Libertarian Party. His talk ranged across topics from his enormous popularity in his own Texas district to the "foolishness and silliness and ruthlessness" of the drug war to the dangers of the Patriot Act and its successors.
In his district, he is practically unopposed. He noted how he had voted against 700 expansionist-government bills over his two most recent terms in office, and won by a larger margin the second election than he did the first. "People arenít begging for more laws," he said. He added, "What we ought to have is a moratorium on all new legislation."
Dr. Paul threw cold water on so-called war on terrorism. Were we attacked on September 11, 2001 because we are "free and prosperous"? Switzerland is also "free and prosperous." Why werenít the Swiss also attacked? Of course, Switzerland does not have an interventionist foreign policy. Its government has not spent the past 50 years attempting to dominate an entire region, against the wishes of most of those living there. Switzerland is not in the business of "nation building." It does not see its goal as establishing "global democracy." Dr. Paul noted that Al Qaidaís numbers are growing, not shrinking. The neoconsí foolish and misguided war against Saddam Hussein and subsequent occupation of Iraq hasnít reduced the dangers of terrorism one iota. Dr. Paul wondered aloud, "Why donít we work to make America a more perfect republic, and forget about using guns to spread democracy?"
As for the Patriot Act, Dr. Paul pointed out that it was really little more than the central government taking advantage of the American publicís fear of more terrorism following 9/11 to pass a great deal of legislation that had been desired by those in power for years. Calling it "an atrocious piece of legislation," he observed that nobody had read it in full. No one in Congress knew everything that was in it. It was passed, nevertheless, just days following the 9/11 attacks because "we needed to do something." With its federalization of such things as search warrants, it essentially gutted the Fourth Amendment. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 - dubbed "Patriot II" - would have been worse, with its original version expanding the central governmentís wiretapping authority and allowing authorities to come onto your property without a warrant and without even informing you they had been there. The contents of Patriot II were leaked via the Internet, and its enormous unpopularity killed it, but again, what those in power want was sneaked into new bills such as the almost unknown Intelligence Authorization Agreement of 2004 (H.R. 2417). This new bill, originally introduced right around the time of the hoopla surrounding Saddamís capture, allows the federal government to snoop around in citizensí financial records, allegedly looking for evidence of involvement in terrorist activity. The central government of the post-9/11 world also wants to know what websites you have been looking at, what library books youíve been reading, etc.
Dr. Paul suggested that as central government attempts to expand, spending money it does not have, the looming financial crisis will eventually force it to scale back both its overseas and domestic efforts. "One day weíre going to wake up, and have less warfare and less welfare Ö because weíre going broke!" He noted our skyrocketing national indebtedness. "Time is short, and we donít know when the crisis is coming," but "[w]hen we run out of money, we will have to come home." Of course, the central government owns the printing presses and could just print more fiat money - but this is not a process that can continue indefinitely without bringing about an economically disastrous hyperinflationary spiral.
The bottom line, for Dr. Paul, is the U.S. Constitution. He refuses to vote for any piece of legislation that is not explicitly authorized by the Constitution, and his stinging critiques of much of the unconstitutional legislation coming out of Rome on the Potomac are well known to LewRockwell.com readers. Of course, Dr. Paulís words often fall on deaf ears among his colleagues, many of whom doubtless share the view recently expressed by Henry Hyde (R-IL) during the hearing on H.J. Res. 114, "Authorization For Use of Military Force Against Iraq." Hyde was discussing Ron Paulís motion, based on the Constitution, to issue a Congressional declaration of war before launching the invasion of Iraq. Here is what Hyde said:
"There are things in the Constitution that have been overtaken by events, by time. Declaration of war is one of them. There are things no longer relevant to a modern society. Why declare war if you donít have to? We are saying to the President, use your judgment. So, to demand that we declare war is to strengthen something to death. You have got a hammerlock on this situation, and it is not called for. Inappropriate, anachronistic, it isnít done anymore."
Letís reflect a moment on this. What heís said is that the central government ought to be able to do as those running it please, without the authorization of any final encoded authority. This appears to be the prevailing view throughout much of the central government, and is the primary reason the central government continues getting larger, more intrusive, and more expensive.
The long and the short of it is, the suspicion of concentrations of power on which this country was founded is just about gone. Beginning one step at a time, first with Lincoln, then with the Progressive movement, the rise of the Federal Reserve banking system and the IRS, the first world war, and continuing into the Roosevelt era, more and more people have assumed that expansionist government is good, and not a menace to a free people. Expansionist government can create safety nets for everyone via programs redistributing wealth. It can create wealth out of nothing and micromanage the economy. It can solve the problem of poverty. It can stop the spread of drugs. It can eradicate discrimination. It can make people be good. It can make us healthy. It can make our children smarter with huge, expensive packages like No Child Left Behind. It can wage foreign wars against international terrorism. It can protect us if only we give it still more power.
Yet mounting evidence suggests that in every one of these areas (and more besides), expansionist government is simply in over its head. Social Security will eventually go broke. The flood of unbacked dollars may one day precipitate a currency collapse. The "war on poverty" only institutionalized poverty, creating a host of problems that hadnít been there before (such as the break-up of the nuclear family). The "war on drugs" very probably is a fraud, and always was. Affirmative action programs only reinstated discrimination, this time against white men, and has arguably just about wrecked higher education. Wherever we look, whatever the central government touches, it ruins. Regarding terrorism, Dr. Paul observed that had the airlines been permitted by the federal government to arm their pilots, no one would have been able to overwhelm planes using boxcutters.
Regarding trade issues, Dr. Paul championed having as much free trade as possible. Tariffs and protectionism amount to a tax. However, NAFTA and the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) arenít really free trade agreements. They micromanage trade through international government expansion and the World Trade Organization, so that the primary beneficiaries are the politically well-connected elites. In the long run, such pseudo-free-trade agreements will diminish our standard of living and eventually cost us our national sovereignty.
Despite all this, Dr. Paul expressed optimism. Thinking again of the people in his own district and elsewhere out west, he said, "The people know and believe that the message of liberty is a positive message, and will vote for it." He noted that President Bush has not vetoed a single spending bill, and that a lot of conservatives are wondering what is going on. (Last year Dr. Paul wrote a major piece entered into the Congressional Record discussing the implications of the take-over of the Republican Party by neocons.)
Due to the Internet, a lot more people are aware of what is going on than otherwise would be, and are spreading the word - on Internet commentary sites such as this one, on message boards, on blogs, via email, and so on. There is a determined opposition to global-statism, and it is growing. "The real goal," he said, "has to be information, and education, and learning. Everybody has a responsibility, even if not everybody will do it the same way."
Moreover, the government school system continues to deteriorate: as he put it, "the public education system is on the verge of self-destruction," and this will leave education in the hands of home schoolers and those ready and willing to set up private schools. The primary mission here is educational. "It is in the interests of everybody to believe in liberty," Dr. Paul said. Liberty, he observed, creates a better environment for addressing social problems, be they caring for the poor, taking care of the elderly, taking care of the environment, or allowing the economy to create jobs. If a new, free system of schools can be developed, we might see a renaissance of liberty among a new citizenry with the ability to see alternatives to expansionist government.
I should note in closing that although "An Evening With Ron Paul" was well-publicized in the sense that press releases were sent out to all local media well in advance, not a single representative from any mainstream media outlet showed up. No one came from The State newspaper. There were no camera crews from any local television network. The mainstream media, of course, simply blacks out events such as this. There is, they must be aware, a grass-roots cauldron of discontent brewing, much of it focused on a central government perceived as out of control. So these events continue to be organized and well-attended regardless of whether the mainstream media participates or not. Those of us who were present can use resources such as the Internet to continue lighting those brush fires in peopleís minds, so that someday we can have that new citizenry.**
*See Michael Levine, Mainstream Media: The Drug Warís Shills, in Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press , ed. Kristina Borjesson (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 2002), pp. 257-93.
**I wish to thank Cheryl Bates, Events Coordinator of the South Carolina Libertarian Party for supplying the full Henry Hyde quotation and with certain other details of this article.
Steven Yates [send him mail <email@example.com>] has a Ph.D. in philosophy and is the author of Civil Wrongs: What Went Wrong With Affirmative Action (1994). He is an adjunct scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. His new book, In Defense of Logic, is almost completed. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and plans to launch his authorís website soon.
More of The World's Thinnest Books
* HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY RUN A GOVERNMENT by John Kerry
* HOW I SERVED MY COUNTRY by Jane Fonda
* MY BEAUTY SECRETS by Janet Reno
* HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN AIRPLANE by John Denver
* MY SUPER BOWL HIGHLIGHTS by Dan Marino
* THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BILL by Hillary Clinton
* THINGS I CANNOT AFFORD by Bill Gates
* THINGS I WOULD NOT DO FOR MONEY by Dennis Rodman
* MY WILD YEARS by Al Gore
* AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR LAWYERS
* DETROIT: a Travel Guide
* A COLLECTION of MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES by Dr. J. Kevorkian
* EVERYTHING MEN KNOW ABOUT WOMEN
* EVERYTHING WOMEN KNOW ABOUT MEN
* to ALL THE MEN I'VE LOVED BEFORE by Ellen DeGeneres
* MIKE TYSON'S GUIDE TO DATING ETIQUETTE
* MY PLAN TO FIND THE REAL KILLER by O.J.Simpson
And the number one World's Thinnest Book:
* MY BOOK OF MORALS - by Bill Clinton, with introduction by Rev. Jesse Jackson
In our digital age, the world is constantly buzzing like a great socio-political beehive with people constantly honing strategies together on how to become freer and more prosperous. Below is just one snippet of such dialogue with fascinating possibilities.
At the link above is the publication that states if you're exempt from fed you are exempt from sales and use tax.
NC Sales and Use tax exemption
* Brief experience with sales and use tax.
This publication is for people in North Carolina only. You will have to find the one for your individual state.
Tried to turn in the state resale certificate with my exemption # to Lowes Hardware without a certificate today and the lady stated that she has never seen a sales and use tax registration # start out like that and would not accept it without a state issued registration number. The interesting thing is though that she said as long as I had a exemption certificate with the states letterhead on it she will use whatever number is on it. Also stated that I would have to put down on the resale certificate types of items I would be purchasing.
John Kerry: Radical Internationalist (Excerpt)
by Thomas R. Eddlem
Iím an internationalist," Kerry told the Harvard Crimson during an ill-fated campaign for U.S. Congress in 1970. "Iíd like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations."
Explaining his 1970 statement to Tim Russert on Meet the Press on April 18 of this year, Kerry tried to dismiss that radical - even treasonous - proclamation as a moment of reckless, youthful idealism: "Thatís one of those stupid things that a 27-year-old kid says when youíre fresh back from Vietnam and angry about it. I have never, ever, ever, in any vote, in any policy, in any speech, in any public statement advocated any such thing in all of the years Iíve been in elected office. In fact, I say the following and I say it very clearly, I will never cede the security of the United States to any institution and I will never cede our security to any other country. No country will have a veto over what we need to do to protect ourselves." Kerry here was echoing President George W. Bushís unilateralist rhetoric. But as is the case with President Bush, a wide gap separates Kerryís rhetoric from his actions.
Despite Kerryís protestations on Meet the Press, the Massachusetts senator has consistently supported the gradual removal of sovereignty from the United States, and the empowerment of the United Nations and its affiliated international bodies. For example, Kerry recently called for UN control over the Iraq operation, claiming that he would like to "de-Americanize the effort and begin to put it under the United Nations umbrella."
Kerryís most recent book, A Call to Service (2003), states essentially the same thing as the 1970 Crimson interview, albeit with a softer spin befitting a presidential candidate: "In contrast to the dangerous mix of isolationism and unilateralism that characterizes the Republicans, [I support] speaking from a position of strength on international issues - the multilateral cooperative tradition of democratic internationalism forged in the course of two world wars and the cold war. It acknowledges that multilateral organizations are vehicles for the promotion of our ideals and interests around the world.... America has taken a rare step in human history in arguing that its interests and the worldís are one." (Emphasis added.)
Although Kerry recently complained about the UN-affiliated NAFTA treatyís provisions allowing a NAFTA tribunal to overturn American courts, he voted for the NAFTA agreement, as well as the World Trade Organization, or WTO. Moreover, he has publicly favored creation of an International Criminal Court under UN auspices. "I support U.S. participation in the International Criminal Court," Kerry proclaimed during the Democratic Party debates, despite the fact that the ICC would be empowered to arrest Americans on vague "crimes against humanity" charges and then bring them to "trial" without a jury, and without provisions to compel witnesses to testify on their behalf.
But John Kerryís political radicalism manifests itself not only in his public stances, but also in his professional associations. Perhaps no organization best links the Establishment left with the radical left more than the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), which has been closely tied to the Soviet KGB and Cuban intelligence. Shortly after joining the U.S. Senate in 1985, Kerry traveled to Nicaragua to aid the Communist Sandinistas on a propaganda junket arranged by IPS activist Peter Kornbluh. The trip was scheduled on the eve of a vote for aid to the anti-Communist Nicaraguan Contras, who were trying to overturn the Communist/gangster regime of Daniel Ortega. The Soviet-backed regime had already established a well-known record for torture, religious persecution and genocide (of the Miskito Indians), but Kerry declared that his Sandinista comrades "just want peace." The Kerry-IPS efforts succeeded in influencing Congress to turn down the $14 million military aid package. Kerry eventually hired an IPS fellow, Gary Porter, to be his legislative aide.
Whether itís support for NAFTA, the WTO, the Kyoto agreement, or any other global treaty, there have been few more consistent supporters of globalism than John Kerry.
This is an article excerpt. The full text of this article is available in the print version at thenewamerican.com.
Preamble to a "Hijacked" Constitution
We, the [unelected and unaccountable federal judiciary] of the United States, in order to form a more [socialistic] union, [subvert] justice, insure domestic [tyranny], [inhibit/undermine] the common defense, [promote] the welfare [state], and [redistribute] the blessings of liberty to [whomever we please], do [hijack and rewrite] this Constitution of the United States of America.
Activists urge tax payers to withhold money to protest Iraq
From: AFP news site -- not American Free Press
Thu Apr 15, 6:01 PM ET
NEW YORK (AFP) - US pacifists took to the streets Thursday -- the deadline for filing federal income tax returns -- urging taxpayers to withhold their taxes, saying too much revenue was going toward military expenditure in Iraq
In New York, a dozen militants were out distributing fliers in front of the main Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office in Manhattan, asking passersby not to pay their taxes, regardless of how little they owed.
Protesters wore signs that read, "Lost in Iraq: 4 billion dollars a month," "War - Who wins? Halliburton, Bechtel, Dyncorp. Who loses? soldiers, civilians, taxpayers".
Similar demonstrations were held in California, Portland, Oregon, New Orleans, Tucson, Arizona, Boulder, Colorado, Washington, DC, and 30 other cities.
"I filled out my tax form, and I'll send a letter saying that's why I refuse to pay," said Ruth Benn, head of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC).
Benn decided in 1987 to pay no more federal taxes, saying the IRS barked, but never bit.
"I do get a lot of letters, some of them frightening." she told would-be nonpayers. "But you're not going to go to jail."
The NWTRCC, an umbrella group of around 50 diverse associations, was formed in 1982 to protest the arms race and then president Ronald Reagan (news <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news?p=%22Ronald%20Reagan%22&c=&n=20&yn=c&c=news&cs=nw> - web sites <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/manual/*http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?cs=nw&p=Ronald%20Reagan>)'s military programs.
"If people didn't pay, the government would be forced to reckon with that," said Melissa Jameson, 42, a social worker.
"With the war in Iraq, people are more open to our message," she said.
Bankruptcy of the United States
by: U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant (D-Oh., 17th)
from the United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993, Vol. 33, page H-1303
A sitting Congressman gives one speech blowing the entire Fed/FRN/FDR communist conspiracy in America wide open!
Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:
"Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coronerís report that will lead to our demise.
It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress m session June 5, 1933 - Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.
The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a de facto status in name only under Emergency War Powers. With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new form of government for the United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for America. This act was instituted and established by transferring and/or placing the Office of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section H.R. 13955 reads in part: "The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for representing the United States?í
"Inflation is an invisible form of taxation that irresponsible governments inflict on their citizens"
Gold and silver were such a powerful money during the founding of the united states of America, that the founding fathers declared that only gold or silver coins can be "money" in America. Since gold and silver coinage were heavy and inconvenient for a lot of transactions, they were stored in banks and a claim check was issued as a money substitute. People traded their coupons as money, or "currency." Currency is not money, but a money substitute. Redeemable currency must promise to pay a dollar equivalent in gold or silver money. Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) make no such promises, and are not "money." A Federal Reserve Note is a debt obligation of the federal United States government, not "money?í The federal United States government and the U.S. Congress were not and have never been authorized by the Constitution for the united states of America to issue currency of any kind, but only lawful money, -gold and silver coin.
It is essential that we comprehend the distinction between real money and paper money substitute. One cannot get rich by accumulating money substitutes, one can only get deeper into debt. We the People no longer have any "money." Most Americans have not been paid any "money" for a very long time, perhaps not in their entire life. Now do you comprehend why you feel broke? Now, do you understand why you are "bankrupt," along with the rest of the country?
Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) are unsigned checks written on a closed account. FRNs are an inflatable paper system designed to create debt through inflation (devaluation of currency). when ever there is an increase of the supply of a money substitute in the economy without a corresponding increase in the gold and silver backing, inflation occurs.
Inflation is an invisible form of taxation that irresponsible governments inflict on their citizens. The Federal Reserve Bank who controls the supply and movement of FRNs has everybody fooled. They have access to an unlimited supply of FRNs, paying only for the printing costs of what they need. FRNs are nothing more than promissory notes for U.S. Treasury securities (T-Bills) - a promise to pay the debt to the Federal Reserve Bank.
There is a fundamental difference between "paying" and "discharging" a debt. To pay a debt, you must pay with value or substance (i.e. gold, silver, barter or a commodity). With FRNs, you can only discharge a debt. You cannot pay a debt with a debt currency system. You cannot service a debt with a currency that has no backing in value or substance. No contract in Common law is valid unless it involves an exchange of "good & valuable consideration." Unpayable debt transfers power and control to the sovereign power structure that has no interest in money, law, equity or justice because they have so much wealth already.
Their lust is for power and control. Since the inception of central banking, they have controlled the fates of nations.
The Federal Reserve System is based on the Canon law and the principles of sovereignty protected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In fact, the international bankers used a "Canon Law Trust" as their model, adding stock and naming it a "Joint Stock Trust." The U.S. Congress had passed a law making it illegal for any legal "person" to duplicate a "Joint Stock Trust" in 1873. The Federal Reserve Act was legislated post-facto (to 1870), although post-facto laws are strictly forbidden by the Constitution. [1:9:3]
The Federal Reserve System is a sovereign power structure separate and distinct from the federal United States government. The Federal Reserve is a maritime lender, and/or maritime insurance underwriter to the federal United States operating exclusively under Admiralty/Maritime law. The lender or underwriter bears the risks, and the Maritime law compelling specific performance in paying the interest, or premiums are the same.
Assets of the debtor can also be hypothecated (to pledge something as a security without taking possession of it.) as security by the lender or underwriter. The Federal Reserve Act stipulated that the interest on the debt was to be paid in gold. There was no stipulation in the Federal Reserve Act for ever paying the principle.
Prior to 1913, most Americans owned clear, allodial title to property, free and clear of any liens or mortgages until the Federal Reserve Act (1913)
"Hypothecated" all property within the federal United States to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, -in which the Trustees (stockholders) held legal title. The U.S. citizen (tenant, franchisee) was registered as a "beneficiary" of the trust via his/her birth certificate. In 1933, the federal United States hypothecated all of the present and future properties, assets and labor of their "subjects," the 14th Amendment U.S. citizen, to the Federal Reserve System.
In return, the Federal Reserve System agreed to extend the federal United States corporation all the credit "money substitute" it needed. Like any other debtor, the federal United States government had to assign collateral and security to their creditors as a condition of the loan. Since the federal United States didnít have any assets, they assigned the private property of their "economic slaves", the U.S. citizens as collateral against the unpayable federal debt. They also pledged the unincorporated federal territories, national parks forests, birth certificates, and nonprofit organizations, as collateral against the federal debt. All has already been transferred as payment to the international bankers.
Unwittingly, America has returned to its pre-American Revolution, feudal roots whereby all land is held by a sovereign and the common people had no rights to hold allodial title to property. Once again, We the People are the tenants and sharecroppers renting our own property from a Sovereign in the guise of the Federal Reserve Bank. We the people have exchanged one master for another.
This has been going on for over eighty years without the "informed knowledge" of the American people, without a voice protesting loud enough. Now itís easy to grasp why America is fundamentally bankrupt.
Why donít more people own their properties outright?
Why are 90% of Americans mortgaged to the hilt and have little or no assets after all debts and liabilities have been paid? Why does it feel like you are working harder and harder and getting less and less?
We are reaping what has been sown, and the results of our harvest is a painful bankruptcy, and a foreclosure on American property, precious liberties, and a way of life. Few of our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. have dared to tell the truth. The federal United States is bankrupt. Our children will inherit this unpayable debt, and the tyranny to enforce paying it.
America has become completely bankrupt in world leadership, financial credit and its reputation for courage, vision and human rights. This is an undeclared economic war, bankruptcy, and economic slavery of the most corrupt order! Wake up America! Take back your Country."
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