Small government was Re: [extropy-chat] EMP Attack?

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at
Tue Apr 19 19:07:49 UTC 2005

--- Adrian Tymes <wingcat at> wrote:
> --- Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at> wrote:
> > --- Joseph Bloch <jbloch at> wrote:
> > > Mmm-hmm. Perhaps a review of
> > > 
> > > is in order. In it you'll note that not only is the whole "861
> > scam" 
> > > bunkum, but also that folks who use it get indicted (texts of
> > > specific cases and links on the above link) and put in jail.
> > 
> > You are lying here, because noplace on the referenced site does it
> > say anyone has gone to jail.
> Mike is correct, that site doesn't appear to say that anyone has
> actually gone to jail.  But there are other sites that do, for
> instance
> > So far, 2001 has been a very bad year for those promoting
> fraudulent
> > trusts.  Just ask the Hendersons.  Dorothy Henderson will be
> spending
> > the next 11 years at "Club Fed, " no doubt rethinking her mindless
> > argument that the U.S. government lacks jurisdiction over her and
> > that IRC Sec. 861 (a provision that applies to foreign taxpayers)
> > somehow excludes U.S. residents and citizens from our tax laws.
> [See
> > the IRS Press Release]  The judge was so unimpressed with this
> > frivolous claim, that when Mrs. Henderson defiantly argued at her
> > sentencing hearing that she was exempt from taxes, he gave her an
> > extra 6 months in the pokey!  Her husband, George Henderson,
> received 6.5 years in jail.
> >
> > Both defendants were sentenced to the longest permissible prison
> term
> > under the federal sentencing guidelines. In sentencing the
> > defendants, Judge Burrell stated that they had shown "outright
> > defiance" and "disrespect for the tax laws of this nation," and
> that the only way to deter them from future violations of the law was
> "to put them away for as long as the law allows." 

Sounds like if death were an option, the judge would have personally
offed their heads and been proud of it.

The problem is that I will bet you that the judge in that case not once
read the tax laws he claims to be enforcing, at least not section 861,
or the historical copies of the tax code that clearly demonstrate that
there has been a concious effort by government tax lawyers to cover up
the truth of the 861 argument, by redacting key terms from it
(particularly in the 1954 revision), despite Congress clearly saying
that the code and its application was not substantially changed in any

The IRS is clearly operating in political repression mode, because its
IMF file on each citizen has a field to indicate whether the person is
a "tax protester" or not. One gains this status merely if they call an
IRS hotline with questions about doing their taxes.

Nor was that judge a judge, he was a tax arbitrator. The Tax Court is
not a legitimate court, it is an administrative tribunal. The
arbitrator gets paid bonuses for each conviction by the IRS.

What is also clear is that the judge is not intent on these citizens
'doing their time', but in putting these people out of public
circulation for as long as possible, like Gulag justice.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 

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