Friday, January 19, 2007

Live Free Or Die?

What are we to make about Ed Brown, the New Hampshire man who hasn't paid federal income tax since 1996, and who is promising an armed confrontation if the feds try to take his home?

Ed lives in Plainfield, N.H. A jury convicted Ed and his wife, Elaine, of failing to pay their income taxes. I saw one report that said the federal taxes owed are in excess of $620,000.

Ed's wife is somewhere in Worcester. But Ed himself is in the couple's house. And when I say house, I mean a huge concrete building with a watchtower. It sits on a 110-acre plot of land. The house is equipped with a large battery room, which Ed says, will provide power even if the power to his home is cut off.

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