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Friday, January 19, 2007
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A man who has holed up with armed supporters in his fortress-like house for most of his tax evasion trial was found guilty Thursday, along with his wife, of engaging in an elaborate scheme to avoid paying federal income taxes for a decade.

Ed Brown has said he will defend himself against capture if necessary; U.S. marshals said they have no plan of escalating the situation.

[url=http://www.sunjournal.com/story/195240-3/NewEnglandNews/Couple_guilty_of... TO NEW ENGLAND PAGE[/url]

Anonymous
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This has made every national talk show today!

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there's a reason the state motto is...
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LIVE FREE OR DIE[/size]

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[quote][b]Originally published in the New Hampshire Sunday News, Oct. 9, 1994[/b]

PLAINFIELD - Edward L. Brown, 52, is a consultant in the extermination business by trade. But the menace he is trying to warn people about these days is of the human variety.

Brown is the spokesman for the Constitution Defense Militia, one of numerous ''unorganized'' citizen militia groups forming around the country in response to what they say is a well-orchestrated and far-reaching conspiracy to deprive Americans of their liberty and even lives.
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Brown can name names of conspirators - Bill Clinton, George Bush, Janet Reno, Mikhail Gorbachev - and of organizations - The Council on Foreign Relations, the United Nations, the Tri-Lateral Commission, the American Bar Association, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the CIA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

[url=http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=1994+Interview+with+Ed+... Leader[/url][/quote]

From Henry's other thread. Good find.

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Well, let's take a poll here. How many think he should hold out to the end, how many think he should own up and serve his time?

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Howie had him on the phone last hour.
Interesting situation.

I had to call in a chump, of course:

He was holed up in New Hampshire in a house with a watchtower
He said I'm free they won't get me cause they don't got the power
O Ed Brown, Whatcha gonna do?
When the SWAT team and the marshalls they start comin' after you?
[i](Cops theme) Watcha gonna do when they come for you?[/i]

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Anyone see some shades of JOHN Brown here???? Wonder if Ed is any relation.
:shock:

[img]http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/images/main_middle.jpg[/img]

John Brown led a revolution against slavery. Is this new episode a revolution against tax enslavement?

[url=http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/brown/]Revolution Number Nine?[/url]

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This is a tax case...they will kill him if he resists.

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Cops are making the right decision by waiting it out. We've had enough BATF screw-ups and vicious killings. Let this guy stay there until he dies of old age. I don't think too many people are going to decide to do the same thing based on what this nut is doing. And if they do, so what?

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Who was the group that was going to "defend" the lady in Biddeford who didn't pay taxes for 12 years and had her house taken away? I remember a couple of years ago, some militia group said they were going to defend the lady, but nothing ever happened.

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Why, Tom - how [i]revolutionary[/i] of you.

I agree they shouldn't storm the place over money.

Anonymous
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He has the money to pay the tax ~ He just wants the IRS to cite the law under which they are confiscationg his money earned in the State Of New Hampster. He claims they haven't in the 12 years he has been asking.

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[size=18]Tax Fugitive Barricaded in House: 'Show Us the Law, and We'll Pay'[/size]

Friday, January 19, 2007

By Jackson Kuhl

[img]http://www.foxnews.com/images/254999/1_61_011807_tax_standoff.jpg[/img]
[size=9]Jan. 17: Ed Brown stands barricaded in the doorway of his home, saying he is prepared for an armed standoff in Plainfield, N.H.[/size]

The New Hampshire man who is holed up with armed supporters in his fortress-like house after being convicted of tax evasion says he just wants everyone to pay attention and obey the law.

"I want people to realize that there is no such thing as an obligation to pay income tax," said Edward Brown. "It has nothing to do with the Constitution."

[url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,245003,00.html]source[/url]

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By gum, I believe he [u]is[/u] related to John Brown - look at that chin!

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I'm in Ed Brown's corner on this one. Over the years I have heard of other folks trying to make a stand on this issue, it seems to me Ed Brown is better prepared to take this all the way to a conclusion. Most of the other folks folded under the pressure. "Show me the law" has been asked before but I don't remember the question ever being answered?

Watching this one to the bitter end!

Constitutional Ranger 1777, I will have to research this one, sounds interesting.

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1. The United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1, states “The Congress shall have the Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.”

2. The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution,
ratified on February 3, 1913, states,“The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on
income, from whatever source derived, without
apportionment among the several States, and without
regard to any census or enumeration”.

3. Congress used the power granted by the Constitution
and Sixteenth Amendment and made laws requiring
all individuals to pay tax.

4. Congress has delegated to the IRS the responsibility
of administering and enforcing these laws known as the Internal Revenue Code. Congress enacts the tax laws, IRS enforces them.

5. Courts have historically held there are no Constitutional
or legal grounds for failure to file tax returns and
failure to pay taxes.

6. The term voluntary compliance means that each of us is responsible for filing a tax return when
required and for determining and paying the correct
amount of tax.

7. Failing to file required returns and failing to pay taxes may result in criminal prosecution and/
or civil penalties.

8. While taxpayers have the right to contest their tax liabilities in the courts, taxpayers do not have the right to violate and disobey tax laws.

Just the Facts

Commonly Used Frivolous Arguments

Unscrupulous individuals and promoters advocating willful noncompliance with the tax laws have used a variety of false or misleading arguments for not paying taxes. Here are some of the most common arguments:

Constitutional Argument: Filing a Form 1040 violates the Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination or the Fourth Amendment right to privacy.

The Truth: The courts have consistently held that disclosure of the type of routine financial information required on a tax return does not incriminate an individual or violate the right to privacy.

Religious Arguments: Use the freedom of religion clause of the First Amendment by taking a vow of poverty or fraudulently claiming charitable contributions of 50% or more of your adjusted gross income.

The Truth: Claiming a vow of poverty or claiming fraudulent charitable contributions to a church for money which is ultimately used to pay personal expenses is not legal.

Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Arguments:

(1) The filing and paying of tax is voluntary.

(2) The Internal Revenue Code doesn’t apply to me because I am not a government employee nor I am a resident of a sovereign state.

The Truth: The tax law is found in Title 26 of the United States Code. Section 6012 of the Code makes clear that only individuals whose income falls below a specified level do not have to file returns.

While our tax system is based on self-assessment and reporting, compliance with tax laws is mandatory.

State citizenship does not negate the applicability of the IRC on individuals working and residing in the United States

Wages are not Income Arguments: Labor worth a certain amount is exchanged for money worth the same amount and therefore there is no income to be taxed.

The Truth: The arguments that taxes on income derived from property are unconstitutional, or that
income is limited to gain or profit, are consistently
dismissed by the courts. Congress has determined
(through the IRC), that all income is taxable unless
specifically excluded by some part of the Internal
Revenue Code.

Forming a Trust Argument: Forming a business
trust to hold your income and assets will avoid taxes.
A family estate trust will allow you to reduce or
eliminate your tax liability.

The Truth: Establishing a trust, foreign or
domestic, for the sole purpose of hiding your
income and assets from taxation is illegal and will
not absolve you of your tax liability.

How are your tax dollars used to benefit the citizens
of the United States? Which of these services have
you or your family used lately or will use in the
future?

Income and Outlays: The information below show the relative size of the major categories of Federal income and outlays for fiscal year 1997.

Income

Social Security, Medicare,
and other retirement taxes 35%
Personal income taxes 50%
Corporate income tax 7%
Excise, customs, estate, gift,
and miscellaneous taxes 8%

Outlays

Social Security, Medicare, and other retirement 36%
Law enforcement and general government 2%
National defense, veterans,
and foreign affairs 18%
Social programs 18%
Physical, human, and
community development 10%
Net interest on the debt 10%
Surplus to pay down the debt 6%
[url] http://www.irs.gov/compliance/enforcement/article/0,,id=119100,00.html[/...

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Well, nobody ever claimed that moonbats resided exclusively in the left wing.

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Henry, I guess no one has shown that to Ed. LOL .Now try to convince Ed he is a citizen of the United Sates or even the fact there is such a thing as the United States. He claims there isn't. This is going to be high entertainment..

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Henry, it does not matter what the law says, what the courts have decided or what teh Constitution says or does not say...

This is money. We have it, the government wants it. If anyone says no, they will be destroyed, jailed or killed.

There are many herasy's government can stand, but not paying their extortion is not one of them.

Mark my words...Either he pays or they kill him as an example. They will not let this drag out for fear otehr folk will do the same thing.

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JIMV is correct. The government cannot allow this to exist or others will follow and it will begin to snowball. Blood will be shed over this, maybe on both sides and new martyrs will be made. Shades of Ruby Ridge on our door steps and more hatrid of government will be born.

Anonymous
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I plan to visit Mr. Brown. Anyone want to join me?

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Paul - for your sake, and for ours, please phone the man ahead of time. I don't want to find out we need several baskets in which to hold your cremains.
:shock:

Anonymous
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I have an invite :wink:

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*whew!* Please tell him that I hope everything works out, and that he will be safe.

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I think the guy has a point. Until the country went damn near into bankruptcy and the Federal Reserve (Bankers) took over in 1913, states were allocated their share of the national debt by population. How the Feds tax us now was never the intention of our founding fathers. Lots of the federal taxes were realized from import duties, now we have free trade.

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I don't see the connection to Ruby Ridge. Has the government shot his young son in the back or fatally shot his wife in the face while holding an infant in her arms?

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When are they moving in the FBI hostage rescue team and the CS gas?

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Virgil - not yet. However, at one point there was a "before Ruby Ridge," too.

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[quote="woodcanoe"]When are they moving in the FBI hostage rescue team and the CS gas?[/quote]
April

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The Sixteenth Amendment was never ratified.

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Quack, quack, quack. Lock the guy up, and lock him up for a long long time.

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