Monday, June 18, 2007
::: Under Siege -- Ed and Elaine Brown :::
Just wanted to take a second to keep this in the blogging news ... even though the mainstream news has decided to ignore it. These two elderly people have put everything on the line to protest the illegal requirement that ordinary Americans pay tax on income.
As many know already, there is no law requiring Americans to pay income tax.
Here are a few links:
Feds Show Force to Fugitive N.H. Couple
"Heavily armed officers with an armored vehicle moved in Thursday on a fortified hilltop compound owned by a couple convicted of tax evasion, then insisted the show of force was just a precaution.
Officers detained a man walking a dog at the 110-acre spread belonging to Ed and Elaine Brown, but the man — described as a supporter of the fugitive couple — was not arrested, and authorities had no contact Thursday with the Browns, U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said.
Deputy U.S. marshals served a property seizure warrant at the office where Elaine Brown is a dentist in neighboring Lebanon. A judge had ordered the property forfeited as part of the couple's sentence for scheming to hide $1.9 million of income between 1996 and 2003.
The Browns insist federal income tax laws are invalid and stopped attending their trial partway through. They were convicted in January and have been fugitives since they were sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison each at an April hearing they did not attend.
Feds insist no raid planned in NH
PLAINFIELD, N.H.—A day after heavily armed officers surrounded his fortified compound, a convicted tax evader said Friday he believes federal agents planned to raid his home before they were discovered by one of his supporters.
Federal authorities said they were only guarding Ed and Elaine Brown's 110-acre spread to protect against violence while they seized the woman's dental practice in neighboring Lebanon to help satisfy a federal court judgment.
"We had no intention of assaulting the house," U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said Friday.
For the entire story, go to The Kentroversy Papers:
Kent always does in depth reporting -- on this issue and many others. The front door to his site is The Kentroversy Papers ... and the headline below goes directly to the story o the Browns.
Police State USA: Big Brother's Most Cool Tool (Part I)
Kent speaks to this in an interview with Vyzygoth. It addresses this issue as well as several other compelling items.