(Slave Freedom Movement)

Saturday, July 12, 2003

We're just talking $6.00 a week to Dick Simkanin's Legal Defense Fund; that's per week, at the most. If we got a thousand soldiers throughout the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT to pledge $1 per day that I TAX MARCH to Dick's Defense Fund, we're talking $6,000 a week for Dick's case against the IRS. In ten weeks, we would see $60,000 raised for his legal case, just from goofing around with a little pledge drive for Dick Simkanin. And Dick's case stands to be the standard for the rest of us in our cases. And you know there will be more cases to fund, maybe yours.

Stretch your mind to the places such a network of small pledge donors can go. Together, in God's blessing and timing, we can and will turn the tax "world upside down" (Acts 17:6) for God. They (the IRS) will be fighting a unified army instead of a divided huddling mass of fearful submissives, waiting for the lash of the whip. I'm not talking about a fund; I'm talking about an army that moves consistently to help each other until it wears down the Government to deal with us equitably (Psalm 99:4).

I'll be the first to pledge $1 a day to the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund for every day I march, and I don't have ANY that's my own money to give. I'm going by total faith that God will supply my pledge each week indepentently of LET MY PEOPLE GO. I'm broke, and I can make a pledge. Who's next? Gene.

And remember, I can't march on Sundays because it's the Lord's Day. Gene.

Better get this out of the way, since it's 9 pm CT. Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $711.00. Expenditures: ($15.27) gasoline, ($4.17) 1 evening meal, ($6.88) 1 lunch at KFC, ($7.60) 1 book/ study material "The Communist Manifesto," ($1.92) 1 two liter drink, ($41.61) 1 motel room. Total Expenditures: ($77.45). No Donations. Ending Balance: $633.55.

And now, back to the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund Pledge Drive. Who will give a $1.00 bill per day that I TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON to the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund? respectfully, Gene.

Simkanin Legal Defense Fund
c/o Richard E. Clark
P.O. Box 516371
Dallas, TX 75251

Or via Wire Transfer at:

Simkanin Legal Defense Fund
Bank of Texas
6701 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205

Routing #: 111014325
Acct #: 2880556940

With the $1,200 already accounted for from the webathon last weekend, I only have 88,000 days left to march that can be pledged for the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund. Let's knock this number down, folks. Whatta ya say? Gene.

The Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund Pledge Drive:

In continuation of our Dick Simkanin July 4th Legal Defense Fund Webathon that we held last weekend, I think we should continue the effort in a new fund raising direction. You will remember that our webathon quickly inspired $100 donations from several leaders in the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT. They inturn asked their contacts to give to Dick's Defense Fund. We saw $1,200 raised right here, but the need is $100,000, according to Dick's website. And I have no idea how much has been raised. We'll be checking on that, but I'm sure we are nowhere near that figure yet.

So, for every day I march to Washington D.C. or beyond, I'm asking everybody to pledge a $1.00 bill to Dick Simkanin's Legal Defense Fund, until we raise $100,000. Some of you may wish to pledge $3.00 or $5.00 or more per day, but the goal is to raise awareness of Dick's situation across the nation, while helping a brother (Dick) fight the good fight, as we go. The TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON obviously has media coverage, and I feel we need to direct some of that light on Dick's case. E-mail me, so I can put you down for the pledge drive. Nobody is gonna come to your house if you don't give what you pledge -- this is the honor system. But please be honorable in your pledges. Ok, let's start the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund Pledge Drive right now, folks!!!

Simkanin Legal Defense Fund
c/o Richard E. Clark
P.O. Box 516371
Dallas, TX 75251

Or via Wire Transfer at:

Simkanin Legal Defense Fund
Bank of Texas
6701 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205

Routing #: 111014325
Acct #: 2880556940


Gene Chapman
Galatians 6:9


Update: It has just come to my attention, via the television news, that today is TAX FREEDOM DAY. Just think, we only have to work January, February, March, April, May, June and 11 days into July to pay our taxes in America. Wow, Freedom only costs me just over half my life on a job each year. Land of the Free. And Jesus only took a few minutes to pay the only taxes recorded that he ever paid in his lifetime (Matthew 17:27). Gene.

A good quote from joe banister's web site: "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -Samuel Adams

"God vs. The 10th Plank of The Communist Manifesto"

Tenth Plank of The Communist Manifesto: Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.

American Application: (Gradual shift from private education to publicly funded began in the Northern States, early 1800's. 1887: federal money (unconstitutionally) began funding specialized education. Smith-Lever Act of 1914, vocational education; Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 and other relief acts of the 1930's. Federal school lunch program of 1935; National School Lunch Act of 1946. National Defense Education Act of 1958, a reaction to Russia's Sputnik satellite demonstration, provided grants to education's specialties. Federal school aid law passed, 1965, greatly enlarged federal role in education, "head-start" programs, textbooks, library books.)

Christian Position: In Ephesians 6:4, we read, "And ye fathers, provoke not your children unto wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." That word 'nurture' is a Greek word: "paideia," which comes from the Greek word, "paideuo." These words mean "instruction" or "to teach." The mood presented here is that a Christian father is to raise or educate his children within a 'greenhouse' environment that is bathed in God's Spirit. Under the age of adulthood, say K-12, a child is to be raised in the 'greenhouse of God,' not the 'spiritual desert of State.'

As a stong Constitutional Seperation of Church and State proponent (ie. The Government shall make no laws governing the establishment of religion), my position is that the State usurped its authority when it formed the Public School system in America. A father in specific, the family more indirectly and the church even more indirectly, are instructed by God to educate children. It has never been the function of the State to fund benevolence for the poor or to fund the education of children. These duties are reserved for the church and the individual. Infact, the church and the individual, in our time, are raped by the state of their assets to be redistributed by the state, in the name of the state. Where is Jesus honored in the life of the church or the individual in all this? He is not honored! It's called Communism!


Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ

"US Troops Fighting for Communism?"

Is our country a free capitalist, Constitutional Republic or a Socialist/Communist form of Government? You be the Judge. I say that our troops are fighting for Commuism all around the world, today, and they are being sent unknowingly by the financial and intellectual elitists of America's Communist leadership.

Our elected representatives have passed laws implementing these anti-freedom concepts. The communists have achieved a de facto FEDERAL SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT in America.

In 1848 Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote a book outlining a political ideology, titled "The Communist Manifesto". Marxism's basic theme is that the proletariat (the "exploited" working class of a capitalistic society) will suffer from alienation and will rise up against the "bourgeoisie" (the middle class) and overthrow the system of "capitalism." After a brief period of rule by "the dictatorship of the proletariat" the classless society of communism would emerge. In his Manifesto Marx described the following ten steps as necessary steps to be taken to destroy a free enterprise society. Notice how many of these conditions, foreign to the principles that our country was founded upon, have now, in 1992, been realized by the concerted efforts of socialist activists? Remember, government interference in your daily life and business is intrusion and deprivation of our liberties!

First Plank: Abolition of property in land and the application of all rents of land to public purposes. (Zoning - Model ordinances proposed by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover widely adopted. Supreme Court ruled "zoning" to be constitutional in 1921. Private owners of property required to get permission from government relative to the use of their property. Federally owned lands are leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury.)

Second Plank: A heavy progressive or graduated in-come tax. (Corporate Tax Act of 1909. The 16th Amendment, allegedly ratified in 1913. The Revenue Act of 1913, section 2, Income Tax. These laws have been purposely misapplied against American citizens to this day.)

Third Plank: Abolition of all rights of inheritance. (Partially accomplished by enactment of various state and federal "estate tax" laws taxing the "privilege" of transferr-ing property after death and gift before death.)

Fourth Plank: CONFISCATION OF THE PROPERTY OF ALL EMIGRANTS AND REBELS. (The confiscation of property and persecution of those critical - "rebels" - of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws.)

Fifth Plank: Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. (The Federal Reserve Bank, 1913--the system of privately-owned Federal Reserve banks which maintain a monopoly on the valueless debt "money" in circulation.)

Sixth Plank: Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State.

(Federal Radio Commission, 1927; Federal Communications Commission, 1934; Air Commerce Act of 1926; Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938; Federal Aviation Agency, 1958; becoming part of the Department of Transportation in 1966; Federal Highway Act of 1916 (federal funds made available to States for highway construction); Interstate Highway System, 1944 (funding began 1956); Interstate Commerce Commission given authority by Congress to regulate trucking and carriers on inland waterways, 1935-40; Department of Transportation, 1966.)

Seventh Plank: Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. (Depart-ment of Agriculture, 1862; Agriculture Adjustment Act of 1933 -- farmers will receive government aid if and only if they relinquish control of farming activities; Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933 with the Hoover Dam completed in 1936.)

Eighth Plank: Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies especially for agriculture. (First labor unions, known as federations, appeared in 1820. National Labor Union established 1866. American Federation of Labor established 1886. Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 placed railways under federal regulation. Department of Labor, 1913. Labor-management negotiations sanctioned under Railway Labor Act of 1926. Civil Works Administration, 1933. National Labor Relations Act of 1935, stated purpose to free inter-state commerce from disruptive strikes by eliminating the cause of the strike. Works Progress Administration 1935. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, mandated 40-hour work week and time-and-a-half for overtime, set "minimum wage" scale. Civil Rights Act of 1964, effectively the equal liability of all to labor.)

Ninth Plank: Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country. (Food processing companies, with the co-operation of the Farmers Home Administration foreclosures, are buying up farms and creating "conglomerates.")

Tenth Plank: Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. (Gradual shift from private education to publicly funded began in the Northern States, early 1800's. 1887: federal money (unconstitutionally) began funding specialized education. Smith-Lever Act of 1914, vocational education; Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 and other relief acts of the 1930's. Federal school lunch program of 1935; National School Lunch Act of 1946. National Defense Education Act of 1958, a reaction to Russia's Sputnik satellite demonstration, provided grants to education's specialties. Federal school aid law passed, 1965, greatly enlarged federal role in education, "head-start" programs, textbooks, library books.

(Research source: Encyclopedia Britannica.)

Round Table Talk: Doug Kenline told me just now that the video web camera is still enroute to him. We want to get pictures out to the people asap.

David Marsh has pictures enroute to Fred for display on the photo archive at

I'm reading "The Communist Menifesto," by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles to try and gain a better understanding of our opponent's mind set. It seem that the American Democrat Party exemplifies the views expressed by Communism most, based on what I've examined to date. Gene.

Update: 1) I'm in Alexandria, Louisiana for Saturday and Sunday to get things ironed out with the cell phone we're buying for the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON, per Irwin Schiff's donation and request that I have a phone. 2) I'm doing alot of sermon writing today, as well. 3) Dick Simkanin says he needs $100,000 for his court case. My understanding is that his finances are frozen, so he's broke at the moment. I realize that others have been giving to his cause out of the July 4th Webathon we did for Dick here last weekend. Please don't stop the giving. Let me know what the balances are, so we know how much more is needed for Dick:

Simkanin Legal Defense Fund
c/o Richard E. Clark
P.O. Box 516371
Dallas, TX 75251

Or via Wire Transfer at:

Simkanin Legal Defense Fund
Bank of Texas
6701 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205

Routing #: 111014325
Acct #: 2880556940

Here is an interesting bit about the consequences of signing the declaration of independence that a friend sent along. I had seen this information before, but had forgotten about it:

4TH OF JULY Rembrance

The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged "their lives, their fortunes, and their
sacred honor".

What happened to them?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured
to death.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons who died while serving
in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine fought themselves and died from wounds or hardships of the
Revolutionary War.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships
swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties
to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move
his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and he kept
his family in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was
his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British
General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.
He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was
destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed
his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13
children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to
waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning
home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

Once something has become an institutionalized holiday it tends to lose its
touch with reality - and real experience tends to be hard in the freedom
business. You had to be pretty courageous to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Friday, July 11, 2003

July 11, 2003 Daily Financial Report

$135.99 Start
$655.00 Deposited on 7/10


$9.71 Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant
$6.61 Taco Bell - 3 Tacos and a burrito
$3.08 McSausage McMuffin from McDonalds breakfast
$32.75 Motel
$8.00 Pizza Hut lunch buffet with tip
$8.00 vinyl sign for RV
$12.05 Dinner food buffet & tip (name of restaurant I could not decifer from my notes)
$80.20 Total expenditures

$710.79 Ending Balance

This is Fred Smart Reporting

Gene and I were on the phone with several radio stations and newspapers yesterday. The response has been generally very positive. o have two individuals calling in conference reaching out to a third about this story helps move and balance the energy behind the story. To have one person like Gene or myself calling tends to create more of a two-way sense of division or separation. With three on the phone there's a greater sense of community-connectedness.

As an example, we were on the phone with John Pope of the New Orleans "Times Picayune" - 318-443-7454 - who expressed an interest in covering the story, but the only stipulation preventing him from covering it now was the lack of Gene's physical presence in the greater New Orleans area. This paper is a rather large-influential paper for the general area. After the call Gene I felt that John Pope would have covered the story.

We called the Lake Charles American Press and spoke to Brian Presscott - 337-494-4080. Brian was cordial but did not take a direct interest.

We called KLAA, the radio station in Pineville LA - 318-487-1035 - and left a message with the program director.

We called and spoke to Carina at the Beauregard Daily News LA paper which serves some 6000+ families - 337-462-0616. Carina was very nice on the phone. I called back today and confirmed with another gentleman that Carina is the one to contact for this story. He passed along my/our names, information and telephone number.

There were other calls to other newpapers and radio stations. Perhaps 5-8 total, some of which never made it past voicemails and operators.

Peace and God Bless.

I see our friend who did the nice front page article in the Polk County Enterprise visits us sevreal times a day, still. Hi there. E-mail me sometime. Gene.

Update: The rv is "all dressed up and nowhere to go." ;-) We have Irwin Schiff's signs on it, along with the sign. It all looks great. Joe Banister's sign is up, along with two more I had made for that read: "IRS CID AGENT Joe Banister Resigns Commission" Now we need a driver before Tuesday at 7 am, so I don't have to march off on foot toward Washington D.C., waiting for a driver to go get the rv in Pineville, Louisiana and catch up to me. Pray for God's enlightenment on the TAX MARCH, so that we step neither to the right nor to the left of Truth. respectfully, Gene.

Doug Kenline: Let's get that web video camera to me asap. I'd like KVUE to be able to download TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON video there in Austin for their viewers, if they desire. Gene.

The sign will be on the rv today. Gene.

Update: I saw where the ABC television station in Austin, Texas that gave us such good coverage during the 40 day Death Fast there at the Austin Regional IRS Building visited us today: Call Fred, and we'll do another update, KVUE: 1-888-606-9379.

It appears that the cost of going forward ahead of the rv will cost about $90.00 for a back pack, tent, etc.

I need to get to Alexandria tomorrow long enough to get a cell phone purchased, per Irwin Schiff's donation. This will allow emergency phone contact while I'm on foot away from civilization. And it will also allow media to call in and do interviews on the trek through the counrtyside on toward Washington.

Has anybody heard how the Dick Simkanin situation is going? I know the last court hearing was yesterday.

We are getting steamed up to get moving again on the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON, with or without a driver. Read below for details.

Thanks to all the donors. You keep the TAX MARCH in the public eye.

When we get to Washington D.C., we will take an inventory of the LET MY PEOPLE GO effort and see where we want to go from there. Right now, I just want to stay alive long enough to speak at the two speaking obligations there in the Washington area that are already made. respectfully, Gene.

Fred and I just spoke: At now 10 days of waiting for a driver here in Leesville, La. It is clear that the RV may well be becoming a millstone around the neck of the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON. With Irwin’s cell phone purchase money in place, I see no reason why I should not park the RV and continue toward Washington D.C. on foot from here, given the circumstance of not finding a driver for 10 days. I can carry a backpack with tent, my computer, a bit of food and water and some fliers without great disruption to my activities. Lightning storms, animals and bad intentioned people would be my only real threats.

Also, interestingly, even the major newspaper in New Orleans expressed interest in covering the Tax March, had we gone through their city. Thus, we concluded that we don’t need an RV for serious media coverage. I am going now to end the fast for a driver, tonight. If we see a driver arrive by Tuesday morning, I’ll use drivers as long as possible. However, I can’t let the RV stop the March. Gandhi and Jesus had no RV, why should I stop marching over an RV issue? The Holy Spirit keeps telling me, “Why should God do for you what you can do for yourself?” I have feet to walk and Fred Smart, David Marsh and Doug Kenline to be my eyes and ears on the web and with the media. After all, the mission is news coverage and getting to Washington D.C. on foot anyway. I can do these without the convenience of a RV if I have to; not that I really want to.

Update: This morning, Friday, July 11, 2003, Fred and I spoke to an owner of a Redemption Center in Pineville, Louisiana. While he did not know anyone who could help with the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON, as a driver for even a morning, he did offer to let us park the rv on his property for free until a driver showed up to move it to where I am in the TAX MARCH. This will be our plan, should no driver make contact with us by Tuesday morning here in Leesville, Louisiana, where I'm now staying in the 11th day.

Respectfully, Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Mailed Donations Received Since June 28, 2003

$10 check from Mr. Marston in AR

$10 check from Ms. Wison in Colorado

$500 check from Irwin Schiff's Freedom Foundation in Nevada - "Gene, we are working on your signs today," Irwin Schiff.

$5 cash from anonymous mailed from southeastern Pennsylvania - "Gene, God bless you."

$5 cash from "JA" mailed from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

$100 check from Mr. Lodwick in Texas

$25 check from Mr. Scalise in Nebraska - "Heard about this from Eddie Kahn."

Total $655

Submitted by Fred Smart

Thank you all for your faith in God to use this work. All the giving means alot to me. It touches me deeply, especially the donations of sometimes $1.00 that come from widows who tell me they are praying for me to be successful in communicating the message. I know some of you are on Social Security and many have lost everything to the IRS. But you still give out of your need rather than your abundance. I know some of you "have only a little meal and a little oil to make a little cake to eat and die," but you have chosen, as the story in the Old Testament goes, to put it in God's hands to allow Him to work a miracle on it. I'm trusting Him, as well. I'm praying that He will supply your every need in your hour of need, as He supplies my need in my hour of need. I think it's clear to everyone that I'm not out to build a temple in my name by now; I'm out to see the Kingdom of God built up in 'Equity' (Psalm 99:4). Pray for one another. Bless one another, in the name of Jesus Christ. "He must increase, but I must decrease" -- John the Baptist. respectfully, Gene Chapman.

Note: These donations will show up on tonight's Daily Financial Report in the continued spirit of transparancy.

Round Table Talk: 1) I see that we are the 13th story on "The Stanley Scoop," today. Thanks Rick. 2) The economist in me decided to take our latest topic and examine it further. Overall, the entire effort of our work since April 15th netted the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT about 4 million potential viewings that I am aware of. That is real people looking at the movement since the first Austin Death Fast began. Becuse all of our costs at Let My People Go are overhead related ($100 per day), we are experiencing a per viewer cost of $0.008 per, just since June 1st, when the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON began and the Austin Death Fast ended altogether. (Note, we did run one ad on for 7 days for a cost of $700.) Now, let's say I ran ads in a national newspaper: It costs $25,000 to run one ad in "USA Today." That is $0.05 per viewing, but I'd still have overhead to pay of another, say, $0.008 per viewing. That turns into $0.013 for the average organization to reach out. If I ran a one month billboard ad in Atlanta, Georgia, reaching 1 million people, the cost, I remember, used to be $5,000 or $0.005 per viewing. Check my math. What I'm saying is that any organization is still gonna have overhead of atleast $100 per day; but Let My People Go is reaching people with our overhead costs and without ad expenditures. And we are sending new visitors on to the other web sites, free to them.

Please think this through, as you pray about funding the work of the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT. I'm not suggesting for a second that you cut another group off from support in favor of Let My People Go. What I'm saying is that this effort deserves to be funded fully. It is very cost effective. It's very cost effective. It is very cost effective.

3) Fred and I are to call several newspapers and radio stations today. Boy I've been waiting for this!

4) We still need a driver for tomorrow -- just 20 miles out of Leesville, Louisiana. Let's get on toward Washington D. C. respectfully, Gene Chapman.

Update: One of our supporters has been talking with me on the e-mails about my fasting and if there might be a better mechanism to use in bringing attention to the march and the movement:

My Last Response:

Yes, I like the Schultz plan. I think my approach of self denying the comforts of life is part of what will make the potential transition into prison for our movement much more easy. As people watch me loving the idea of the pain of it all, they will become more willing to support Schultz.

Gene Chapman

Infact, I see what we're doing in the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON as central to raising awareness to We The People Congress, Joe Banister, Irwin Schiff,, Thurston Bell, Larkin Rose, etc. Where else can $100 a day buy so much consistent media coverage for these groups, growing everytime I do a walk for 20 miles or fast a few weeks? It looks silly to the candid observer, but it freed India in the 20th Century. This march alone has gained over 1/3 million potential viewers, not even counting Austin's fast. This march is the most cost effective ad campaign the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT has ever had, based on my calculations. How can you even begin to count the the historical return of such a march?

It works, and it's relatively cheap to do. It's all about walking away from this world. There is our freedom.

respectfully, Gene.

Update: We now have 12 signs of various sizes up on the motor home, advertising the TAX HONESTY groups. These are Joe Banister, We The People Congress, and Let My People Go, for the moment. Irwin Schiff's signs are in the mail to us now.'s sign is here in Leesville and should be on the motor home this afternoon or tomorrow. I redid (ie. tacked a few words onto) the one controvercial sign to read: "By Gov't. Decree, Are U. S. Troops Fighting For Communism?" This should take some of the edge off of it for the local less educated members of the Leesville, Louisiana population, and get the focus on the governement as being the bad guys. ;-) I've not heard from Thurston Bell or Larkin Rose for signs from them. If you have a sign for a group or organization, please call Fred Smart at 888-606-9379 to get it evaluated for the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

Please keep us in mind, as God leads, that we need someone to drive for the TAX MARCH today. We have just about everything covered on drivers from the Georgia border to Washington D. C., it appears, but we need to get from Leesville, Louisiana to Georgia first. The 62nd day of fasting since April 15th begins now. We are 3 days into the Leesville Fast for a driver to get the TAX MARCH 20 miles down the road toward Alexandria. You can come one day or stay a month, if you feel led of the Lord. No pressure. respectfully, Gene Chapman.

This is David Marsh. The article about Gene has now showed up on the website for the Polk County Enterprise newspaper. It can be found at this link. I have also pasted the article below this. If you would like to call the paper or Vanesa to thank them for a good, accurate, honest, and unbiased article they can be reached at this phone number 936-327-4357. I know that the article is accurate and honest because I was there when Vanesa came to the hotel to talk to Gene and I. I was with Gene and driving for him from June 24, 2003 to July 1, 2003.

Tax protester treks through Livingston on way to Washington, D.C.
Polk County Enterprise, June 29, 2003
Feature/special sections editor

LIVINGSTON -- No cause is worth killing for, but a few are worth dying for. At least, that is what Gene Chapman believes.
The Denton, Texas native claims to have recently ended a 40-day "death fast" and now is marching from Austin to Washing-ton, D.C. in protest of what he considers the illegal taxation of personal income. On Thursday, he passed through Polk County.
Head shaven, wearing wire-rimmed glasses, leather sandals and white loincloth wraps called dhotis, Chapman looks like a Texas-style version of the late Indian peace activist Mahatma Gandhi.
It is no coincidence. Chapman's life is intentionally shaped after Gandhi's, right down to his protest fasts and marches.
"Actually I think Gandhi modeled his life after Christ," he said.
Chapman, in addition to being a devotee of Gandhi, considers himself a disciple of Christ and claims to have taken vows of simplicity and poverty.
A former seminary student and unemployed former truck driver, Chapman now is mulling over whether he will take a vow of celibacy, which may seem like a moot point to most women given his prior vow of poverty.
Chapman's grievances with the federal government began in 1999 while he was working as a truck driver.
"I found myself logging every action, when I went to the bathroom, when I slept, when I stopped to eat," he said. "I thought, 'This isn't freedom.' I knew it wasn't right.
"I got hacked off that I was living under a hand of control like that. I had a computer tracking me from the sky like I was a deer," he said, speaking of global-positioning satellite systems used by trucking companies to track shipments.
In his frustration, Chapman began questioning the whole idea of freedom and how much was being taken away by the fed-eral government.
Little things like releasing his social security number to his bank and having to give his thumbprint for a driver's license be-gan to rankle him.
Pretty soon thereafter he began disputing the notion of federal income taxes.
In his quest for information, he learned of Irwin Schiff, an infamous tax protester and author of several books on how to avoid paying income taxes, including one titled "The Federal Mafia."
Schiff reportedly served time in federal prison for tax evasion until the Internal Revenue Service seized royalties from his books, which, by the way, sell for an astounding $150 each. The seized funds were used to pay Schiff's back taxes.
Sales of new copies of "The Federal Mafia" have halted because of a federal injunction that prohibit them, said Chapman. However, used copies are still available online through book sellers.
Despite the controversy surrounding Schiff, Chapman started following his principles and claimed zero income on his tax re-turns for several years. Consequently, he now owes over $20,000 in taxes to the IRS.
So, who does Chapman believe should pay for government services, like road and bridge repairs, public health and emer-gency personnel?
American citizens, of course.
"But I think we all should pay through excise taxes on gasoline, cigarettes and other things like that," Chapman said.
"To keep the IRS from coming to my house at 2 a.m., beating on the door and threatening to lock me up in prison, I would be willing to pay $5 a gallon for gas easily."
Chapman's 40-day death fast in Austin began this year on April 15, which also happens to be the tax return deadline.
"I sat outside the IRS building in downtown Austin and challenged the treasury and IRS agents to show me where it says in the tax code that I have a tax liability under the law," Chapman said.
Using a five-gallon bucket for bodily wastes and sustaining himself on fluids, minerals, vitamins and salts, Chapman claims to have gone the entire 40-day period with no food.
"I went from 230 pounds to 163," he said. "I survived by laying it all in God's hands."
When his questions of the tax code went unanswered by IRS representatives, Chapman, citing a prior agreement he made with God, ended his "death fast."
He likens the IRS agents he has met to vampires.
"If you want to see one of them get scared, hold a copy of the tax code in front of the ask them where it says we have a tax liability under the law," Chapman said. "It's like holding a cross before a vampire."
After his fast failed to get him the answers he wanted, Chapman decided to do something more drastic and attention-getting. He would march by foot to Washington, D.C.
For the 200-plus miles he had traveled by Thursday, Chapman admits he walked less than 60 of them.
"I don't march in the rain. If there isn't a shoulder on the road, I don't march there because for safety reasons," said Chap-man.
He hopes to arrive in Washington, D.C. by Labor Day, but in order to meet that goal, he will have to walk much farther each day than he has since the march began in mid-June.
"I only walked 3.7 miles on Thursday and didn't walk any the day before," he said. "But I am still trying to get my health back from the fast."
His supporters are keeping track of him through three web sites that he updates daily using a portable lap top computer - something Jesus and Gandhi never had the opportunity to use.
The vow of poverty he took has not been too much of a burden for Chapman, who professes to be more financially stable than he was in 1999.
"When I was driving a truck, I would make about 600-700 bucks a week and it is not uncommon for me to crack open that thing (lap top computer) and find out I have $2,000 (from donors)," he said.
To his credit, on his web site Chapman details each purchase he makes using the donated funds -down to the $15 sandals he purchased from Wal-Mart, the $5 meal he ate at What-a-Burger and the $50-a-night room at Econolodge.
When he arrives in Washington, DC, he plans to seek out any IRS or treasury agent who, once and for all, can answer his question of tax liability.
"I want someone to show me where it is in the tax code," Chapman said. "And if it can be found, I would be glad to start paying my taxes."
He hopes along the march he will pick up more supporters in his movement. But he does not mind going it alone.
"It's worth freedom," Chapman said. "And it's always about one protester in the beginning."
It was one of America's founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
If Chapman is successful in evading one, he can be certain the other will eventually catch up to him.

Update: The 62nd day of fasting since April 15th begins in about 3 hours, here in Leesville, Louisiana, for a driver to get the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON on the road again. We have been sitting here in Leesville for 9 days. Gene.

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

Daily Financial Report: Starting balance: $219.27 Refused RV parking check refund $85.00 Total: $304.27 (Expenditures) $17.08 gasoline, $7.50 15 newspapers, $34.89 photocopies, $3.24 turn signal light bulbs pack of 3, $32.75 1 motel room Total Expenditures $95.46 Ending balance $208.71

Update: Irwin Schiff is sending his vynal signs to us today. I have an order in from for a sign from them. Anybody else we forgot? Hey Thurston Bell, where is your sign?

The fast is still on, now into 61 days of fasting since April 15th. I'm sorry for all this fasting, but God seems only to move when I'm fasting. He moves the people within the movement, the people move the movement, then the movement moves the press. And the press moves the people of the land. And the people of the land move the politicians. I wish I could do this without fasting, say piggin' out at Pizza Hut, but God just doesn't seem to make that a pressworthy issue for some reason.


Update: Our newspaper article that appeared in the July 4, 2003 edition of "The Town Talk" is on page 6A. They called it the front page because when they print the papers, the editors print the fold over part connected to the front page. So the front page is the fold over from page 6a. When a person opened the paper on their table the morning of July 4th, they might have unfolded the whole thing, and our article is the first thing in the upper left hand corner they see. But it's really page 6A. I got 15 copies to mail out and made $37 worth of copies. It's a good article with our web site displayed at the end of it. Just imagine passing out 38,000 copies of our article, like we did in Huntsville, folks. Thank you Lord; we hit a good lick for the TAX HONESTY movement. The article also promotes We the People Congress. You're welcome, Bob. ;-) We just told central Louisiana (38,000 copies on a holiday) about our movement and where to find us. No wonder we had such a big day on web hits last Friday. Pat on the back for Gene. ;-) (ha ha).

Round Table Talk: 1) When the man who runs the rv park arrived this morning, he returned my check and kicked me off the property. I don't think he liked the big sticker on the back of the rv that reads: "U.S. Troops Fighting for Communism ?", and he sure didn't like the way I'm dressed. He threatened to hit me and call his "buddies" if I didn't leave right then. All this happened in the space of about 20 seconds from the time he handed me my check back. They dragged a black man to death just 50 miles over into Texas from here a few years back, so I'm expecting more threats of violence, if I stay here in Leesville. I need a driver to get me out of here asap! This town is not safe for people who look "different." Oh well, he probably is a victim of a public school education, (ha ha). 2) Fred Smart is still AWOL in bad weather in Texas, from Evanston, Illinois, so no mailed in doantions have been depoited for almost 2 weeks now. Only Pay pal is keeping me going, by God's grace. 3) My room, the cheapest in town, is reached at: 337-239-2677 room 109.
4) We are down to the last $100.00 in the TAX MARCH account. 5) I'm now in the second day of fasting for a driver here in Leesville, Louisiana, the 61st day of fasting since April 15th. 6) The local Public Library is where I am now, using their computer. My motel room has no computer capability. It's strange. 7) I'll be in church with Pastor Green tonight at 7 pm CT. 8) I'll call in the Daily Financial Report tonight.

9) A former militay medic has offered to drive for me, but I don't have any more information than his e-mail: Please contact him, as I have no way to do much more than visit the library an hour a day here in Leesivlle, Louisiana to be on the internet. My phone number is : 337-239-2677 rm 109. Fred has e-mailed me a few times. You might try his 1-888-606-9379 number. Doug, can you put your phone number on this blog too? I want this man to have all the numbers he needs to get me eating again asap and get me out of this town before somebody ties me to a back of a pickup a drags me down the street. Gene.

This is David Marsh. I was searching the Town Talk newspaper website in the Leesville/Alexandria, LA area to see if the article on Gene is up there yet. I couldn't find it as of now but here is a link to an opinion piece on their website. It appears there is contention among residents in Alexandria, LA about a proposed sales tax increase that is on the ballot there for July 19. They say they need the tax increase to give pay raises to the police and firemen. Isn't that what they always tell us. "If we don't get the tax increase to bring in more revenue we'll have to cut emergency and essential services". Maybe this is why Gene is still in Louisiana, to shed light to all including the locals on taxes. I wonder if the article in The Town Talk was published? Might make people think further there, on any tax increases. I say Gene is still in Louisiana now for a purpose. Lets wait and see what comes along. Any of you citizens in Louisiana feel moved yet to drive Gene's RV for him like I did. Don't be afraid. It will be the experience of a lifetime for you. You'll be amazed at what you see and experience each day. Even surprised at the people you meet and the conversations you have with them. I know I will never forget it.

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Report From Gene Chapman

This is Doug Kenline. I'm on the telephone with Gene Chapman. He is at the pay phone at the Wal-Mart. Gene says he is staying at the Shady Lake RV Park. Phone number there is 337-239-4674.

Daily Financial Report
Starting Balance $317.12
One week rent at RV park $85.00
Last meal before fast $8.00 (buffet at Pizza Hut)
Laundry Detergent $4.85
Total Expenditures $97.85
Ending Balance $219.27
No Deposits

Gene asked me to to an audioblog report with him which can be listened to below.

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I'm about to check out of the motel. I'm gonna try to get into a local rv park, but I may have to stay on the street, if they don't like all my signs on the rv. Click on David Marsh or Doug Kenline on the left side of this page, if you need to contact me. I'll keep them up to date on my status and location. I've asked David to do the blogging on both and while I'm out and away from the computer, doing the fast for a driver here in Leesville, Louisiana. bye, Gene.

Gene Chapman
... Simkanin Legal Defense Fund Bank of Texas 6701 Preston Road Dallas, TX 75205 ... Richard
Cizik, a vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, cites ... 2003_06_29_genechapman_archive.html - 101k - Jul 7, 2003 - Cached - Similar pages

It looks like the "National Association of Evangelicals" is talking about our movement. Gene.

Update: The 60th day of fasting since April 15th begins in about 3 1/2 hours here In Leesivlle, Louisiana. The need is a driver for the motor home to go another 20 miles. The failure is that I , and I alone, cannot seem to properly communicate the importance of the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON and its connection to the overall success of the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT without my life being in the balances.

We read the other day how that this specific calling upon my life, to stand against the U. S. Tax System, remains a central topic of concern and discussion within the Austin IRS Building, among the rank and file employees, requiring constraining comments from their management about even viewing, or during working hours. What other story would they still be following on the internet each day and for what other reason than that I was willing to lay down my life in the Austin Death Fast?, the Spirit of God tells me. As they watched the 40 day Austin Death Fast up close and personal, so they look to see if I will crack under the pressure or continue on to Washington, now and each day. Like a story book, they follow the turns in the plot each day here on the web. Yes, my calling to fast and march has and is reaching people everywhere.

I see the newspaper writers' and radio interviewers' web addresses on our web tracking materials each day, growing, as the TAX MARCH crosses the nation or just sits another day. It makes no difference -- they watch to learn and see. My life has become a tv show without video so far. (Soon, we will have video, I'm told. But I digress.)

Thirty-Six countries watch this site. Who would have thunk it back on April 14th, the night I slept alone in a motel room, just North of Austin, waiting to start that fast the next morning? God has blessed, but it is hard on me to do so much fasting, I must confess.

If I die in one of these fasts from heart failure or something, my prayer is that the next person like me, who comes along, will be a better communicator of the possabilities and the magnitude of such fasting upon changing the world for better. Mahatma Gandhi, and his great teacher, Jesus Christ, shows us what fasting and emptiness of the ego and the id can accomplish in this world. (Oh, that I could become empty of ego and id, altogether.) Sadly. both Gandhiji and Christ were murdered in the end. Public adulation has its price.

I wait, in the 60th day of fasting since April 15th, for the Lord, and the Lord alone, to send a driver to Leesville, Louisiana for the next 20 miles of THE TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON. respectfully, Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $408.26. No Deposits. Expenditures: ($55.56) 1 motel room, ($8.74) fast preperation meal, ($26.84) shoe shine equipment. Total Expenditures: ($91.14). Ending Balance: $317.12. respectfully, Gene.

I want to make it clear that this fast is not about anything but my arrogance before the face of God. Had I been more 'humble,' (Psalm 35:13), I'm sure God would be opening more hearts to the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON than he has for drivers, etc. This is my failure, and I confess my sin before God and man here now. I shall humble myself before God in this fast until he forgives me, evidenced through increased joyful participation in the TAX MARCH, or he takes me home. Gene.

As a side note, the article that Pastor Green read about me must have been a front page article in the July 4, 2003 edition of Alexandria's newspaper, "The Town Talk." Its weekday circulation is said to be 38,000, some 5 1/2 times the Sunday circulation of "The Huntsville Item." Clearly, we have a movement here that is worthy of news coverage and participation, I think. You may wish to order your copy at 1-800-523-8391. It should be on their web site soon:

Update: I'm gonna have to go into another fast tomorrow at noon. I see no reason to be in a motel room to update the blog, spending all that extra money, so I'll either be on the street in Leesville, Louisiana or somewhere out of the way until a driver shows up or until . . . well, you know. I hate saying it anymore. Yep, that's the way God wants it. Gene.

I'm gonna try to settle into the rv park on Hwy. 171, just North of Leesville, Louisiana, if they will tollerate my big billboards on my rv:

Treasury Visit
5:53 pm CT.

Round Table Talk: Well, I just looked over Leesville, Louisiana for an rv park, and it is clear that the week my rv has been parked out infront of the two motels where I've been staying, the people have most assuredly been paying attention. Everybody in town knows the places I'm staying. If yall ever want to run for office, just get you an rv and turn it into a billboard. Leesville is gonna know my first name by the end of the month, if I don't get out of here. God, what are you up to in all this?

Where I'm staying has a 4 lane highway right outside of the front gate of Ft. Polk, where thousands of cars pass everyday. The sign on the back of the rv can't hurt getting talk started: "U.S. Troops Fighting For Communism?" Everyone is very curious. They say, "What's all that about?" Then I get to tell 'em about the tax system and The Communist Manifesto vs. Christianity. I've noticed a few addresses checking out read "leesville." Mighty fine. Mighty fine.

The motel down the street is only $37 per day, but I'm gonna check around some more before I commit there tomorrow night. The rv parks don't seem to be very plentiful, and they sure don't give us a parking location that reaches so many thousands of cars a day. It's alot to pray about. Gene.

Round Table Talk: 1) I sure need Fred to get back into town. I'm flying blind with the press without him. He can get radio news interviews set up faster than a snake can bite a rat. 2) I'm gonna have to find cheaper accomodations tomorrow too. I feel guilty paying $55.56 a day for a motel room, just to be on the internet and waiting for Fred to get home. Shoot, I could sleep on the street for free, if I wasn't trying so hard to keep everybody informed. It's a mess trying to figure out if I'm supposed to stay in a motel so I can talk to the world at $55.56 a day or just go be alone with God on the street for cost of food and gasoline. It takes so much money to do this TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON and keep everyone informed. God, give me wisdom. Is $800 a week a sustainable donation expectation for the TAX MARCH? I guess, if we had 8 people committed to give $100 a week, that would take a load off my mind, and I could march across America from now on. But would I be trusting God for my needs still? I want my life to be so authentic in Christ that I'd be happy to die over it. What is the answer, Lord Jesus? Show me the way. Gene.

We just got coverage in "The Stanley Scoop" again today. Story #18.

The visit with Pastor Green went great, just now. To my surprise, he knew more about me than I think I knew about myself. First, he saw me marching into town last week. Then, he heard my radio interview. And then, he read a front page story about me in one of the local papers around the Leesville, Louisiana area. The Leesivlle Leader says they have not yet run the story, but we knew going into the interview that they lay out their paper 2 weeks ahead of time. It's either Lake Charles' or Alexandria's newspaper that covered the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON on last Wednesday's front page. I'm searching around to find it now. Here we are front page and don't even know about it for 5 days.

I shined the pastor's shoes, and we had about an hour long talk about taxes and the Bible. He seemed to agree with me right down the line. I gave him the access code for the blog that Doug Kenline set up for him last night: He says the church is working to get on the web with his sermons already, but he also seemed encouraged that we wanted to try and get video of his sermons out to our group around the world on our web sites.

He is to call on me in the next day or so here at the motel to visit more, as he has a few hospital visits he needs to make this afternoon. respectfully, Gene. LORD, GET ME A DRIVER, PLEASE.

Update: Well, I just got e-mails from three folks who are gonna ad to the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund:

Rick Stanley $100

Dave Wallin $100

Bon Strahm $100

Total: $1,200 raised for the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund from the July 4th Webathon. Gene

Discerning the Will of God: I am constantly in a state of prayer and evaluation, concering what is the will of God in these matters. It would be nothing for me to go hop back into another 18 wheeled monistery, as I call the trucks I drive, and fall off the map until the IRS comes after me full force. That's what they want. They hope I'll go away. Then, after all the eyes are gone, they can have me for lunch. Or maybe they will just leave me alone. After all, I'm in their face, and enjoy the pain (Thank you Sir, may I have another!?).

I guess I could just work a few odd jobs, as I cross the nation, town-to-town, toward Washington D.C. But that would make the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT look weak. I could abandon the rv and buy a little red wagon to pull behind me with my computer and some groceries on it toward Washington. But that would be unworthy of the cause.

No, all I see that I can do in God's will is wait upon the Lord to bring a driver for the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON, then move forward.

When I get to Washington, I'll do a few speaches that are already being arranged, and then I guess I'll head through the Southern States toward California and just keep marching. What else am I really suited for? I don't don't see myself in any office and never have. That's why I drove trucks.

I might mow some grass at a church or do some ministry work to eat, but I have no business in a worldly occupation at this point. LET MY PEOPLE GO is my ministry, and you folks are my vocation. God has called me to you good folks, and I have no right to walk into a secular job, given the mobil nature of the work God has given me.

God put the loin clothes on me, and He has not told me to change out of them. It would be mighty hard to put this whole thing back into the box, now, 59 days of fasting since April 15th and hundreds of miles past Austin, Texas.

If I could go to prison for Dick Simkanin, I'd go in a heartbeat. But there is a judge to convince, and who knows how that will go. All I know to do is to remain open to God and the demands of today. Today, I go see pastor Green in 45 minutes to shine his shoes and wash his feet. I go to ask nothing of him. I go to bless him for his authentic walk with God. And Doug Kenline wants me to give him a blog he made up for Pastor Green last evening. I go to give gifts to a man of God in the name of Christ, today. And this is the will of God today. respectfully, Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.

The offer I made to the judge to do Dick Simkanin's Jail/ Prison time is legitimate. I have nothing on the outside to draw on my emotions. I used to work in a State Prison, so I know what to expect and what will be done with me. It's like anything else -- once you have been around it, your fear goes away. Gene.

Round Table Talk: 1) I have a meeting with Pastor Green at 1 pm. CT today here in Leesville, Louisiana. 2) We still need a driver; Be praying the next driver in (is it you)? 3) The Dick Simkanin July 4th Legal Defense Fund Webathon raised $900 for that purpose. We'll trust God to have sent more than we have record of. 4) Fred Smart is not picking up in Chicago at the 888-606-9379 number yet. (I sent my motel room number to you in an e-mail, Fred. E-mail me, and I'll get off line for your call when you get settled in). 5) Everyone, please go to and look at the new photo album section, along with all the new Gene's Short Sermons. I want to rework a couple of them. respectfully, Gene.

Update: For radio interviews Monday morning, please feel free to e-mail me now at : Gene Chapman. I'm up. First come, first serve.

Doug Kenline: I was thinking it might be good for our movement to be the first to offer blogs to: Dr. Jack Schaap, Dr. Jerry Falwell, Dr. Bob Jones III, Dr. Pat Robertson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Dr. John Hagee, Dr. Lee Roberson and Pastor Joel Osteen. Gene.

Well, we still have a few hours until the sun comes up, Dick. We'll see what God can do. respectfully Gene.

Sorry, Dick. I sure thought we had $2,000 in us. Gene.

Round Table Talk: We can't march without a driver. And we must finish the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON. Luke 17:6 says, "If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you." I'm claiming that Scripture to see a driver here to get the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON moving. I call it done in Christ's name. Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.

Sunday, July 06, 2003

I see me buddy, David Bindel, has a blog set up. Good deal. Let's send David an e-mail and welcome him to the community.

Keep Dick Simkanin's Legal Defense Fund on your minds. Gene.

The Dick Simkanin July 4th Legal Defense Fund Webathon continues until tomorrow Monday Morning. We have $900 donated and on the way to Dick Simkanin's bank in Dallas, Texas. E-mail me when you decide to join in the party, so I can put down your donation on the tally board. Gene. We have $1,100 to go to meet our stated goal of $2,000 for the Webathon.

Simkanin Legal Defense Fund
Bank of Texas
6701 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205

Routing #: 111014325
Acct #: 2880556940

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $458.82. Deposits: $5.00 (The young lady at the truck stop, today). Expenditures: ($55.56) 1 motel room. Ending Balance: $408.26. respectfully, Gene.

Pastor Green came over to visit with me a few minutes after church services this evening. MAN THAT GUY CAN PREACH!!!! We have a standing appointment Monday at 1 pm CT for me to come shine his shoes and maybe even wash his feet.

I was thinking how that the Congress had preachers preaching everyday in the chamber back when the Constitution was being written, keeping God center stage during the formation of America's founding document. It seems fitting to me that we should invite various preachers to forward video for play on one of our web sites at appropriate times, in the spirit of getting America looking to God, as we work to turn America back to the Constitution. I'm checking with some of our guys on this idea right now. Gene.

Fred, are you back from Montana yet?

David Marsh tells me he just finished his 24 hour fast for God's blessing on the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON. Wish we had a million more just like you, David. The guy's a genius at finding credible material, working with computers and has the heart of a servant leader. Jesus said, "And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant" (Matthew 20:27). David is a man I'd follow.

Dr. Jack Hyles, pastor of America's larget church (118,000 high Sunday School attendance record) before he died used to say, "A leader is the follower of his followers." In other words, men like Bob Schultz and Irwin Schiff and Joe Banister and Thurston Bell need men like you and me to lead them with our cooperation. They look behind them and look to see if they educated us properly by who and how many of us are following. When they look behind them, I want them to know that I'm in the ranks of their work. Pray for them that God put in leadership over you and me in the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT, for they watch for our souls. respectfully, Gene.

Update: 1) A young lady at the local truck stop here in Leesville, Louisiana bought me a Leesville Leader Newspaper, an old styled Coke in a bottle and put $5 in my hand when she saw the story on the paper from Livingston, Texas I signed and gave her. 2) We didn't make the Leesville paper today. They didn't know back when David and I did the interview exactly when the article would get in the paper, to be honest. 3) I'm too far from Jasper, Texas and Woodville, Texas to know if we got in those papers. 4) We are still not picking up the front page article on the site for the Polk County Enterprise. I expect it to update in the next few days. The article was great, and I already have the actual newspaper article on the way to my mother, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertoson, Bob Jones III, Fred Smart, and others. 5) David is passing copies of it out in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia to build his county membership up for We The People. I will speak at his county meeting when I arrive in that area. 6) Please be in prayer for a driver to show up Monday morning. I'm gonna talk to Fred about doing another fast for a driver tomorrow morning or tonight when he gets in from Montana.7) If you would like me to speak to your We The People group, group, church, etc., as I move into your state on the way to Washington, I'll be happy to do so. 8) We are getting coverage of the TAX MARCH, but we need those drivers to start lining up. I'll be a week without a driver Tuesday. respectfully, Gene.

Below is the link to a good commentary article on the meaning and differences between Democracy, Republic, and Socialism. Which form of Govt. do we truly have? Which form of Govt. are we supposed to have? I think you already know what the honest answers are. The commentary can be found at this link

I just got in from church, and there is a MAN OF GOD in Leesville, Louisiana, let me tell you. His name is Pastor M. C. Green. Monday, I'm going down to shine his shoes to thank him for his life given to God's ministry. He reminds me of Jack Hyles, one of the board members of my old billboard ministry. I'm no foot washer, but I may see if he will let me do that too. Romans 10:15 says, "... How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace ...." (see also: John 13:14 and 15).

He even made a comment on how "our tax system is not freedom," and he didn't even know who I was when he said it. I think it would be nice if one or two of our folks around the world gave him a call this Monday or Tuesday and told him how much we appreciated him taking a stand on a holy life. respectfully, Gene.

Church Office: 337-239-3223
Pastor Green's Office: 337-238-9997

Be sure not to ask him for anything. We are just greatful for his live.

The Dick Simkanin July 4th Legal Defense Fund Webathon has yet another donation to ad to the tally board. Thanks out to Joe Banister.


I will be sending $100 to Dick’s defense fund.

Joseph R. (Joe) Banister, C.P.A.

Yall, we are now up to $900 for Dick Sinkanin!!!!!! That leaves $1,100 to meet our stated goal for this 4th of July weekend webathon. Just call me, "Jerry Lewis." ;-)

"Why I Dress This Way"

Some people think it's all about Gandhi. Well, Gandhi is a part of it all, but Gandhi was one of the greatest students of the Bible and Jesus Christ since the time of Christ, though he never unlimately received Jesus' substitutionary death on the cross for his sins. No, I look past Gandhi, behind his admiration of Jesus and the Bible to Jesus and the Bible in specific.

Jesus is depicted in art history with a loin cloth around him, as he died for your and my sins upon the cross. This imagry is powerful, as I can attest in my own experiences. It opens me up to new spiritual heights and places when I look into a mirror or down upon my body and see this loin cloth draped over me. In a way, the loin cloth makes me act in more, and feel differently about my, intimacy with God. It makes me a kind of "holy man," as some have called me in the press and on the streets. One thing is for sure -- you can't go into a bar trying to pick up women for a one night stand wearing what I have on, not that I ever would. The loin cloths or "dhotis," as they are called in India, keep me out and away from sinful environments by their very presence upon me. They are a spiritual "hedge" (Job 1:10) of God's protection about me. They build a barrier in my mind and in those around me that says to everyone, "It would be wrong to sin now."

There are dozens of places in the Bible I could go to show the clothing and look that I am wearing. I prefer Job 1:20 and 21 to talk about my shaved head. It reads, "Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worrshipped, (vs. 21) And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." Job's whole house and all his possessions had been destroyed in a day, recorded in the preceeding verses. He was saying here in these two verses, 'There is nothing left but that which I started with -- God.' The IRS making threats at me this last year were a kind of similar experience. Like Job, I was a just man being treated wrongly by circumstances forced upon me, as a test of my character. The Government of the United States was and is being used by God to show me if I will bow to pressure. Being the man that I am, I have a vow within myself to never move to the left or the right of Truth. In Daniel, there is the famous story of the three Hebrew children who will not bow to the golden image. They were thus thrown into the furnace to burn. The shaved head says to the IRS, DOJ and the entire United States Government, "Burn me, for I shall not bow to the golden image (ie. Government corruption); I am God's possession and God's alone." Job was also saying, "I am God's possession and God's alone," in Job 1:20 and 21.

The best of many places I can go to talk about the loin cloths I wear is Nehemiah 9:1. It reads, "Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackcloths, and earth upon them." Sackcloth is a cloth used to sack up beans and other products that need to get air. The actual purpose of the cloth is to "let water run through," so the product inside stays dry. This is the simple cloth (bow) worn by the First Horseman of the Apocalyps in Reveletion 6:2. This cloth depicts the emptiness of self, the destruction of the ego and the id before the face of God.

And this is why I dress the way I dress. Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.