Sunday, April 29, 2007

More From Reno At Ed Brown MySpace Blog

So many asking what can be done. So many asking to come up here and fight. The fight that many of you believe is long over due.

It is so strange to write these words. Where did the country go wrong at? I have my ideas, but what matters the most I suppose is that there are others finally coming out and challenging the government. We few true blue are asking what the hell happened. If my awakening was anything like the many others that are coming around these days...

Where were you when it "hit you?" That the good old US of A; was not so good as we thought it to be? Nor was it old either as it was a whole new beast, monstrous even, from what we were brought up to believe in.

We as a people ask so much from government. But a few ask the government to back off. Those that reach out all the time may mean well enough, but they have no right to ask those in "power?" that are suppose to serve us, each and everyone one of us, not just the majority; have no right to place laws over us that harm no one.

We are suppose to be a republic. Something most have seem to have forgotten.

The horror that is now Iraq. Who is that for? Many in "our" government are telling us that we need to be there. More and more are starting to speak out against it. Some even announcing that we should never have been there in the first place.

Read more at Ed Brown MySpace Blog.


Blogger The Greek said...

Check this out.
taxprof_blog/2007/04/over_ 450000_fed.html

8:07 AM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...

Very good thoughts, Reno.

The dismantling of our Republic by the Corporatocracy started around the turn of the 20th century. In 1901, a Justice Harlan warned us of "Legislative Absolutism" (Congress bypassing the Constitution with laws) in a powerful dissent to a Supreme Court ruling. Despite his warning, Absolutism kicked into high gear with passage of the unconstitutional Fed Reserve Act in 1913. That should have been a Constitutional Amendment (which never would have passed, and the bankers knew it)---transferring the regulation of the value of our money from Congress to a group of bankers.

Going off the Gold Standard, going to war without a Declaration of War, virtually trashing the Fourth Amendment, and many other unconstitutional actions have (for all practical purposes) buried the Republic. For the most part, it all happened gradually...and we were not vigilant.

Patriots must now stand up to our subverted Govt if the Republic is to be restored. Hopefully, the Browns have been the catalyst for that renewal.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Ice Cream Man said...

Editorial in the Concord Monitor

Nabbing tax protesters not worth loss of life

Monitor staff

April 29. 2007 10:00AM

This month marks the 14th anniversary of the assault by federal agents in Waco, Texas, on a religious cult known as the Branch Davidians that left some 76 people dead. As we write, millionaire tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown are holed up in their fortified Plainfield home. On Tuesday, the two of them were sentenced to more than five years in prison for refusing to pay roughly $750,000 they owe the IRS.

Ed Brown, the leader of a militant group known as the Constitution Rangers, has threatened violence if law enforcement agents attempt to take him or his wife into custody and warned of another "Waco." He is assumed to be heavily armed and in the company of people who support his bizarre cause.

It can also be assumed, since he still has access to a telephone and the internet, that militant tax protesters, including some who want to go out in a blaze of anti-government glory, will ride to his defense if they think agents are about to move on the Browns' home.

It's galling, just weeks after taxpayers struggled to pay their bills to the IRS, to see the Browns thumb their noses at the system from the comfort of their home on 103 acres. They should be in prison, and for longer than Judge Stephen McAuliffe sentenced them to serve.

U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier is gambling that, with patience, the Browns can be brought to justice without risking their lives or those of anyone else. That's a gamble worth taking, but one with very complicated odds.


The Browns have stockpiled food and other supplies, have a well on the property and can generate their own electricity. Since so far they haven't assaulted anyone, allowing them to remain effectively under house arrest is preferable to a shootout. Ed Brown and some of his supporters have threatened the life of the judge, prosecutor and others involved in the case, and their actions should lead to additional felony charges.
The authorities probably made the wrong call when, so as not to escalate the situation, they decided to allow the Browns to communicate with the outside world and even host an internet radio show.

The militants who agree with them would have been more likely to fade away if the couple had been kept in isolation.

The Browns are being visited and re-supplied by people who are likely armed, angry and unstable. The last thing area residents and the Browns' neighbors want is for more militants to make Plainfield their temporary home. One of those neighbors, at least some of the year, is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

There's a downside to New Hampshire's inspiring motto, "Live Free or Die." The sentiment is easily appropriated by people who use it to justify their own crazy ideas. In online postings by some anti-tax militants, the state motto is considered the creed that Colebrook mass murderer Carl Drega died for. It was the battle cry of Steven Bixby, the former New Hampshire resident sentenced to death along with his father for killing two South Carolina law enforcement officers over a few feet of highway right-of-way. It is being voiced again in support of the Browns.

The danger presented by tax protesters who threaten violence is very real, but apprehending them is not worth the potential loss of life of law enforcement officers or innocent citizens. As frustrating - and costly - as it's become, Monier is doing the right thing by waiting them out.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Ryan Mann said...

Gee, did you ever think that maybe they wouldn't have been dangerous if there was no such thing as the IRS and the Federal Reserve? The IRS is a federal mofia who steals money from Americans. I noticed that the editorial made it a point to mention that the Browns were millionaires. Americans nowadays have a socialist/communist attitude that it's bad to earn money unless you give half of it to the government. That's nonsense.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Ryan Mann said...

Letter to the editor
For the Monitor
April 27. 2007 9:30AM
y attention was caught by two cases in which our neighbors have been imprisoned without having done anyone harm.
First, Ed and Elaine Brown of Plainfield, who, as your reporter Margaret Sanger-Katz reminded us, are barricaded in their home for fear of invasion and arrest by U.S. marshals for having declined to fill out IRS 1040 forms. The other is Russell Kanning, in Cheshire County Jail for having refused to fill out some other government form.
I don't know whether there is a law requiring Kanning to fill out his or the Browns to fill out theirs. Although Ed Brown has repeatedly asked to see it in his case, I've not heard that any government spokesman has identified that law. But let me suppose arguendo that there are such laws and that the three prisoners broke them.
What kind of a society imprisons people for refusing to complete a government form?
Ah, says the condescending government-school civics teacher, government decrees these things so it can serve all the people and gets its authority to do so from us the people. Let's imagine the scene. Lady approaches policeman, breathless: "Officer, quick! Arrest that man, he's dangerous! He just didn't fill out my form!"
Clearly, the breathless lady is mad. She has no power to compel anyone to fill out her form. But she is one of those who, according to our civics teacher, delegated that power to government; so if she doesn't have the power, she cannot delegate it and government doesn't have it.
So what sort of a society is this? A crazy one, I'd say - as irrational as the breathless lady, but much more dangerous.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Scott C. Haley said...

To Jim Davies and Ryan Mann:


8:35 PM  
Blogger Ice Cream Man said...

Neither Ed nor Elaine were indicted or convicted for not filling out forms. Elaine was convicted of tax evasion.

10:25 PM  
Blogger Ryan Mann said...

It doesn't matter what the federal mofia decided to charge them with. It still doesn't change the fact that they didn't hurt anybody accept maybe the employees of the IRS who make their living by stealing. Of course I have no sympathy to those employees.

1:08 AM  

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