(Slave Freedom Movement)

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Thurston Bell Checks in:

Date: 7/19/2003 9:47:11 PM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Stay on them....wish I was there.


Hey Thurston, I need a driver. How 'bout it? Gene.

Update: I've asked Carol Simkanin, wife of Dick Simkanin, if I might be able to take his place in Federal Prison. It is my understanding that one person can serve the time of another, based on my Baylor University Law Student time, and I have often said that I'd love to do prison time over tax issues.

Also, we may be getting visits from Pat Robertson's CBN community. I've not seen this Virginia address before, and they are the only ones in that location in Virginia we have interacted with. The last thing I heard was from Tanya, the producer for Carl Wigglesworth's San Antonio Radio program on KTSA. She related to me that she called CBN and spoke with Dr. Pat Robertson's Media Relations Secretary, who told Tanya that, yes, Dr. Robertson was, indeed, supportive of my work. This was during the Austin Death Fast. Gene.

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $359.98. Expenditures: ($9.51) breakfast, ($30.00) 1 motel room, ($4.92) local newspaper and washing supplies. Total Expenditures: ($44.43). Ending Balance: $315.55. respectfully, Gene.

Update: Scott, with "The Daily Leader," just left for a 7 pm CT deadline to get my story in the Sunday paper. Let's pray for front page. He says that he will list one of our web sites in the article. Good lick for the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT, here in Brookhaven, Mississippi. respectfully, Gene.

Update: I just got off the phone with two reporters from "The Daily Leader," the newspaper for Brookhaven, Mississippi. The one reporter passed me along to Scott after I explained our march. It looks pretty good for them to do a nice story so far. Raising awareness is what this is all about, after all.

David, you may want to e-mail them some of the other stories on the TAX MARCH. All I have is for you. Here you go, David:

Fred, you will want to keep up with this story to help them anyway we can. respectfully, Gene.

Another newspaper found: "The Daily Leader," Brookhaven, Mississippi. Ph. 601-833-6961. Let's try to get an interview with these good folks, Fred, David and Doug. Thanks, Gene.

I made a funny at Walmart just now: I was strolling down the isles in my loin clothes, when a woman turns around and looks me up and down and left to right. I look her right in the eyes and say, "It's been a rough year." She almost feel down in the isle laughing. I laughed too.

A few minutes later, I'm checking out up front, like we all do, and say to the girl checking my products, "It was either this or drag queen, and mamma said 'no' to drag queen." We both laughed ourselves dizzy. I have my moments of fun in all this stuff, folks. Gene.

I just sent my $5.00 for this week's TAX MARCHING to Carol Simkanin, c/o Arrow Custom Plastics, 3717 Commerce Place, Suite A, Bedford, Texas 76021. respectfully, Gene.

Recent e-mail exploring the "communist" angle:

The problem with that idea is it will shrink your base of support to the point where your voice will no longer be heard. Whenever you identify with a fringe element, which was my immediate reaction when I read the “communist” email, otherwise supportive Americans will close their ears to your message, because it causes them to question the validity of your main message. I’m afraid there are many who do not want your main message to be heard, to get out, or to be acted upon in any way. They could not have come up with a better way to diminish your message than the “communist” email you recently sent out. Frankly, I believe the people you have tagged as communists are as concerned about what’s gone wrong with this country as you are. They may view things from a different frame of reference, but that doesn’t mean they should be labeled as communists, especially when you consider the damage it does to your very valid main message. What have President Bush, his staff, his administration, and his party done to bring an answer to your question? From what I’ve seen, heard, and read, nothing at all. What does that tell you? What label would you apply to them? You don’t dare apply any label because if you do you’ll be branded as “unpatriotic, ad nauseum. Anyone, I hope you’ll rethink the course you’ve taken and get back on task and make a difference with the goal you set out to accomplish.

Reply, Good point. I'm rethinking it. repsectfully, Gene.

Update: Per my pledge, above the $1,400 we raised in the Dick Simkanin July 4th Legal Defense Fund Webathon, I am forwarding my check to his defense fund for $5.00, representing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of my TAX MARCHING this week. If you would like to pledge, let me know, so I can know, so I can know that everyday I march, Dick is getting more and more help.

How You Can Help: Please write Dick and Carole
You can help by making your donation to the Simkanin Legal Defense Fund at:

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

Please send a letter to Carole Simkanin to give her some encouraging support through these trying times:

Carole Simkanin
c/o Arrow Custom Plastics
3717 Commerce Place
Suite A
Bedford, Texas 76021

Please send Dick a letter of encouragement to let him know that you are thinking about him and are supporting him every way you know how.

Richard Simkanin
REG# 30383-177
FMC Jail Unit
P. O. Box 15330
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

respectfully, Gene Chapman

Since I slept in the trees last night, I need to do the Friday, July 18, 2003, Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $434.13. No Deposits. Expenditures: ($20.00) round trip to downtown Natchez, Mississippi to make copies, ($2.00) ATM Fee, ($42.00) copies of flier, ($4.44) breakfast, ($5.71) lunch. Total Expenditures: ($74.15). Ending Balance: $359.98. respectfully, Gene.

Update: There is supposed to be something about the TAX MARCH in "The Democrat," the main newspaper for Natches, Mississippi. Keep an eye on it, David. It seems to be a larger newspaper.

Has anyone heard about "The National Enquirer" interview, etc.?

Fred, be sure and keep Devvy Kid up to date on all our contacts for We The People Congress. We have the women in Louisiana, the man in Pineville, where my rv is now. We also have Richard Day in Natchez, Miss. All these are interested in joining WTP, two are county coordinator interested.

The one thing coordinators for WTP keep telling me is that they are given no instruction on what to do once they sign up. We need to get these people teaching materials, so they can have meetings and pass out fliers to promote their individual groups. I am happy to be used as a mechanism to build a meeting for any coordiantors, as I cross the states toward Washington D.C. Gene.

Round Table Talk: The plan is to try to get me to Crystal Spring, Miss. Monday and Jackson, Miss. on Tuesday. We might make Meridian, Miss. by Friday. We might make Tuscaloosa, Alabama by a week from this coming Wednesday and Birmingham, Alabama by a week from this next Friday. This could put the march in Washington D.C. about mid-September. These dates are all subject to change on a dime.

If you live or know someone who lives in Mississippi or Alabama, send them my way. We have an rv in Pineville, Louisiana that we can go get for them to drive behind me while I march. Doug Kenline picks up driving duties at the Alabama bordar with Georgia. David Marsh will handle Durham, North Carolina to the Washington D.C. area. Bernard Carman is to handle driving the rv from Greenville, South Carolina to Durham, North Carolina. It makes a great difference in the summer heat when the rv is available to go get cold drinks and get us to motel rooms at the end of the day. Sleeping up in the tree line off a highway is not as fun as it sounds, especially in a thunder and lightening storm.

Bernard and David are to have me speak to their respective Patriot/ We The People groups. I don't think I'm high profile enough to speak to Doug's group in Atlanta (ha ha). Hi Doug. Gene.

How About: MARCH FOR CHRISTIAN TAX POLICY, as our heading? I guess we better keep it at TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON until we get some clear direction. Gene

Round Table Talk: I just received my third e-mail indicating a concern that we are losing our focus in the March, by directing it to communism. It's hard to say from here inside the fish bowl. We are either moving from a broader generlization of pointing at taxation to a more detailed focus on the real culprit -- communism; or, we are moving from a detailed focus on the real culprit --taxation to a more broad generized focus on communism. It seems to me that the mother of the tax problem is socialism/ communist philosophy, not the other way around. I would encourage everyone to run to the bookstore near your home and get a copy of "The Communist Manifesto," so we can have an informed duscussion of the future path of the march.

I do know we are getting new hits from groups that had not been following us in the past --FYI. Let's keep talking to each other and come to a consensus. I'm willing to change for Truth's sake. Let's all be open minded to new paths that may lead to a quick resolution to the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT's concerns. My concern is that we may be fighting the tiger's tail (tax policy) when we should be looking the tiger in the eye (communism); or is it the other way around? Gene

Update: Doug Kenline tells me that the web cam will arrive Tuesday. No Gene Chapman TV until we get a web cam. Gene.

See the new posting at the right side of this page. Gene.

Round Table Talk: This morning, I opened the lap top up here in my motel room in Brookhaven, Mississippi with two e-mails that I feel I should address. One called me a "moron" for opposing the "Progressive Forum." The other e-mail, much more civil, suggested I might be losing my focus and becoming too broad by changing the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON into the MARCH AGAINST COMMUNISM.

What I see, as I look at all the Patriot movements in America vs. the Progressive Forum (etc.), is a force of Biblical light and liberty that is being challenged for a position of prominence by a cooersive force of darkness. I am reminded of old soldiers who sat me on their knee when I was too young to contemplate communism and liberty. I remember how the communist is the one who wants to take your gun away from you so he can impose the rule of the state over you when he decides you need to abort all but your first born child (ie. China). I am reminded how that Russia used a 'heavy progressive income tax' (2nd Plank of The Communist Manifesto) to redistribute wealth. I am reminded how communists work at all costs to build up the PUBLIC SCHOOL system so that the only view taught the children is the 'State is god' system. What I have a hard time finding is the position that proposes the Tax Honesty Movement is not a direct challenge to communism in America. Just the other day, Irwin Schiiff called the writer at the New York Times a, "socialist." A socialist is a communist, while still in the minority. When in the majority, the socialist becomes the abortionist, the gun control advocate, the murderer of non-socialist, the destroyer of the Church, private education and the family unit, the redistributor of wealth, and so on. I agree that the term communist is antiquated in the minds of many, but the Democtatic Socialist Party is still the Communist Force of Evil in our time. I go to Washington to confront these members of U. S. House of Representatives, for they represent all we in the tax honesty movement oppose -- communist ideology. respectfully, Gene Chapman

Update: Well, I'm burned like a crispy critter. Last night sleeping in the tent along side of the highway was not the most fun I've ever had. My mattress was the ground under the plastic tent flooring. The rain didn't come, but the heat stayed until about midnight. I fell asleep at dark and was awakened through the night by sounds of frogs and birds making noise. I killed a millipeed about 3 inches long with a small saw I carry with me. My water ran low, but I made it through the night none the worse off for the experience. Using the restroom in a forest (#2) made me understand where we tax honesty folks my be forced to live in the years ahead. The walk into Roxie, Mississippi this morning was cool at first light. I arrived at a store about 9 am, 3 hours (9 miles +/-) into marching for today.

While they were making me three bologna and cheese sandwitches, I came across a man (Richard Ray) with his family. He was finishing up a vodeo game, while his wife picked up a few odds and ends for the workday they were to begin in a nearbye town. The wife showed him a copy of the news articles I'd left on the counter, and we became fast friends. He has had tax issues to the tune of $20 k, like myself. He has a ton of books on taxation, he told me. So he quickly offered to drive me to Bode, Mississippi, a town just 9 miles away where there might be a motel open.

Upon arrival in Bode, we found the only motel in town was closed. Richard quickly offered to take me all the way into Brookhaven. We spoke on tax policy in communism, and he agreed that what I was doing deserved to be supported. Well, he did suppot me with a ride to Brookhaven and a $20 bill wrapped inside a piece of paper that had his name and phone number on it. He will be talking to our folks about becoming a We The People Coordinator. Conclusion: I hope I never have to sleep in that tent on the side of the highway again, but I will do what Gad places before me to do no matter what it is. respectfully, Gene.

Friday, July 18, 2003

Audioblog Report

We did, I don't know, fifteen or twenty miles today. I had to let go of the sleeping bag because it gets too heavy to carry. But I still have the tent. I lost my glasses today too so I got to figure out how to get some glasses at some point.

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Motel Shipping information for Gene Chapman

If anyone would like to overnight something to help Gene and this cause you can send it to the following address in Brookhaven Mississippi:

Gene Chapman
c/o Spanish Inn - attention "Bob"
915 Brookway Blvd.
Brookhaven, Mississippi 39601
(601) 833-9256

The Spanish Inn was recommended by "Charlie" - a lady - who works over at "A Designer's Florist & Gifts" - 100 W. Court St. Brookhaven , MS 39601 601-833-2205 -
- members of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce.

We have reserved a room for Gene Chapman tomorrow evening.

Bob will be holding items mailed to Gene Chapman for his arrival - hopefully by tomorrow afternoon. We hope to get the video camera from Doug Kenline shipped there, too.

Peace and God Bless,

Fred Smart

Visitor From The US Deptartment of Justice

Fri Jul 18 03 at 12:02:51 PM
Go :

Pelosi leader of 'Progressive Caucus'
Dems' likely top House official part of powerful, socialist-linked bloc

Posted: November 11, 2002
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2002

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the likely new minority leader in the House of Representatives, serves on the executive committee of the socialist-leaning Progressive Caucus, a bloc of about 60 votes or nearly 30 percent of the minority vote in the lower chamber.

Until 1999, the website of the Progressive Caucus was hosted by the Democratic Socialists of America. Following an expose of the link between the two organizations in WorldNetDaily, the Progressive Caucus established its own website under the auspices of Congress. Another officer of the Progressive Caucus, and one of its guiding lights, is avowed socialist Rep. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent.

The Democratic Socialists of America's chief organizing goal is to work within the Democratic Party and remove the stigma attached to "socialism" in the eyes of most Americans.

"Stress our Democratic Party strategy and electoral work," explains an organizing document of the DSA. "The Democratic Party is something the public understands, and association with it takes the edge off. Stressing our Democratic Party work will establish some distance from the radical subculture and help integrate you to the milieu of the young liberals."

Nevertheless, the goal of the Democratic Socialists of America has never been deeply hidden. Prior to the cleanup of its website in 1999, the DSA included a song list featuring "The Internationale," the worldwide anthem of communism and socialism. Another song on the site was "Red Revolution" sung to the tune of "Red Robin." The lyrics went: "When the Red Revolution brings its solution along, along, there'll be no more lootin' when we start shootin' that Wall Street throng. ..." Another song removed after WorldNetDaily's expose was "Are You Sleeping, Bourgeoisie?" The lyrics went: "Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping? Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie. And when the revolution comes, We'll kill you all with knives and guns, Bourgeoisie, Bourgeoisie."

In the last three years, the Progressive Caucus has been careful to moderate its image for mainstream consumption.

"The members of the Progressive Caucus share a common belief in the principles of social and economic justice, non-discrimination and tolerance in America and in our relationships with other countries," the group's statement of purpose explains.

Most of the members of the Progressive Caucus, including Pelosi, opposed authorizing the war on Iraq. In fact, most Democrats in the House opposed the war resolution. House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt and 81 other House Democrats supported the move.

"I have seen no evidence or intelligence that suggests that Iraq indeed poses an imminent threat to our nation." Pelosi said in voting against the resolution. "If the administration has that information, they have not shared it with the Congress."

The latest issue of the liberal New Republic bemoans Pelosi's ascendancy to top leadership in her party because of her extreme left positions, calling the Democrat's position "dangerous."

"The ideological vacuum atop the post-Sept. 11 Democratic Party will inevitably be filled," the New Republic said in its trademark TRB column. "And, if it is filled by Nancy Pelosi and Dennis Kucinich, the United States will no longer be a 50-50 nation; it will be a 40-60 nation for a generation."

Pelosi, 62, last year was elected by her Democratic colleagues to be the House Democratic Whip – making her the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Congress even before her expected rise to the role of House minority leader. She also serves on the House Intelligence Committee.

Pelosi represents a liberal congressional district, taking in most of San Francisco. Her votes against the resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq and in support of such domestic initiatives as needle exchange programs for AIDS sufferers may not be far out of step with her district constituency. But some suggest the nation's pulse may be another matter.

Pelosi was 47 before she won her first election, after raising five children with her businessman husband, Paul. But she has been involved in politics all her life. Her father was a New Deal congressman from Maryland and later the mayor of Baltimore. Her brother also served as Baltimore's mayor. She was hand-picked to run for Congress by the dying Rep. Sala Burton, whose seat Pelosi won in a special election in 1987.

She has never lost an election.

World Net Dailey Article

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Here is the list of U.S. Congressman that are members of the Progressive Caucus which is linked to the Democratic Socialists of America. Communism is a form of Socialism. This information was found and researched at Worldnetdaily in an article they did on November 11, 2002. What are these Progressive Caucus members true goals and agenda for this country. Why don't you ask them. Here is the list below from the Progressive Caucus website.


Address Phone Website
Dennis Kucinich
1730 LHOB 202-225-5871
Barbara Lee
426 CHOB 202-225-2661
Lynn Woolsey
2263 RHOB 202-225-5161
Peter DeFazio
2134 RHOB 202-225-6416
Jesse Jackson, Jr
313 CHOB 202-225-0773
Major Owens
2309 RHOB 202-225-6231
Bernie Sanders
2233 RHOB 202-225-4115
Hilda Solis
1641 LHOB 202-225-5464

Address Phone Website
Neil Abercrombie
1502 LHOB 202-225-2726
Tammy Baldwin
1022 LHOB 202-225-2906
Xavier Becerra
1119 LHOB 202-225-6235
Corrine Brown
2444 RHOB 202-225-0123
Sherrod Brown
2438 RHOB 202-225-3401
Michael Capuano
1232 LHOB 202-225-5111
Julia Carson
1339 LHOB 202-225-4011
William "Lacy" Clay
415 CHOB 202-225-2406
John Conyers
2426 RHOB 202-225-5126
Danny Davis
1222 LHOB 202-225-5006
Rosa DeLauro
2262 RHOB 202-225-3661
Lane Evans
2211 RHOB 202-225-5905
Eni Faleomavaega
2422 RHOB 202-225-8577
Sam Farr
1221 LHOB 202-225-2861
Chaka Fattah
1205 LHOB 202-225-4001
Bob Filner
2463 RHOB 202-225-8045
Barney Frank
2252 RHOB 202-225-5931
Raul Grijalva
1440 RHOB 202-225-2435
Luis Gutierrez
2452 RHOB 202-225-8203
Maurice Hinchey
2431 RHOB 202-225-6335
Sheila Jackson-Lee
403 CHOB 202-225-3816
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
1516 LHOB 202-225-7032
Marcy Kaptur
2366 RHOB 202-225-4146
Tom Lantos
2217 RHOB 202-225-3531
John Lewis
343 CHOB 202-225-3801
Jim McDermott
1035 LHOB 202-225-3106
James P. McGovern
430 CHOB 202-225-6101
George Miller
2205 RHOB 202-225-2095
Jerry Nadler
2334 RHOB 202-225-5635
Eleanor Holmes Norton
2136 RHOB 202-225-8050
John Olver
1027 LHOB 202-225-5335
Ed Pastor
2465 RHOB 202-225-4065
Donald Payne
2209 RHOB 202-225-3436
Nancy Pelosi
2457 RHOB 202-225-4965
Bobby Rush
2416 RHOB 202-225-4372
Jan Schakowsky
515 CHOB 202-225-2111
Jose Serrano
2342 RHOB 202-225-4361
Pete Stark
239 CHOB 202-225-5065
Bennie Thompson
2432 RHOB 202-225-5876
John Tierney
120 CHOB 202-225-8020
Tom Udall
502 CHOB 202-225-6190
Nydia Velazquez
2241 RHOB 202-225-2361
Maxine Waters
2344 RHOB 202-225-2201
Diane Watson
2413 RHOB 202-225-7084
Mel Watt
2236 RHOB 202-225-1510
Henry Waxman
2204 RHOB 202-225-3976

Round Table Talk: 1) The material for publication in "The Democrat" is now in the hands of the editor here in Natchez, Mississippi.

2) David Marsh is getting the names of the 50 members of the United States House of Representatives who are card carrying members of the Communist/ Socialist Party for display here on this site. I don't hate any person, but I feel strongly that they should be an open book when they run for office. I don't hide my Christianity, and they should not hide their Communist beliefs. Let the voters pick what they want. What I do get upset about is the cooersion of the Communist. I do not enjoy them hiding in back rooms wanting to rape me of my assets in violation of Scripture, without telling the untrained people what they are all about. Communist believe they have the right to turn all of social order on its head for their agenda, including killing people who stand in their way ("The Communist Manifesto," p. 225). They believe in communal marriage ("The Communist Manifesto," p. 240). They teach the family relationship is nothing ("The Communist Manifesto," p. 222). They think they have the right to redistribute population for production purposesor whatever reason pleases the State ("The Communist Manifesto," p. 224). These people are terrorists to everything that is Christian. Gene Chapman.

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $525.98. No Deposits. Expenditures: ($2.09) break, ($2.20) breakfast, ($18.20) 1 large pizza including $2 tip, ($8.86) lunch, ($60.50) 1 motel room. Total Expenditures: ($91.85). Ending Balance: $434.13. respectfully, Gene.

FYI: It has just come to my attention that one of my e-mail lists has been altered to show all the addresses (ie. no blind carbon copy.) We can only assume that someone hacked into my computer and fooled around. As far as I know, the list has been corrected to bcc status again. We'll keep a close eye on that security breech in the future. Gene.

As for today, we had a new contact with Bernard. He is a We The People coordinator from Asheville, North Carolina, and he wants to help out in driving the rv from Greenville, South Carolina to Durham, North Carolina. He also wants to pull togehter the Libertarian and Patriot communities from Knoxville, Tennessee to Greenville, South Carolina to have me speak to the groups. I've suggested that Caesar's Head peak, where I used to go pray all the time when I was back in Bible College would be a perfect place for me to speak to the groups.

A young man took several pictures of me at the Mississippi River Bridge today. He is a Christian and expressed an interest in following the MARCH. I passed out all but one flier today, as I marched. We'll have to make copies tomorrow. Please call all the media you can. The press is our pulpit. respectfully, Gene.

Local Radio Stations, area code 601: kfnv 757-4200, kpxs 445-9574, wmis-nbc 442-2522, wnjj 446-9730, wqnz 442-4895, wakh 833-0044, wbkn 833-6221, wchj 823-9006, wrqo 833-6413, wakh 684-8349, wakk 684-6955, wapf 684-7470, whny 250-1250.

I'm at to set up interviews. My phone number is 601-446-6311 rm. 146. Gene.

Local Newspapers: Area code 601: 446-5218, 757-3646, 336-5082, 446-8803, 442-9101, 446-7998, 833-6961, 684-2421, 783-2441, 684-8718, 249-3200. Gene.

Update: The editor of "The Democtate," here in Natches, Mississippi just got back with me. She wants something in the paper on the march, but we have not decided what will be done yet.

"The National Enquirer" has just been contacted. Gene.

Treasury Visits Again:
1:43 pm CT.

Round Table Talk: After consultations last evening withe Fred, Doug and Fred, I felt it was more accurate and more pointed to the Government of The United States for the "TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON" to become the "MARCH ON COMMUNISM." What we are fighting is much broader than just taxation policy. Go to my sermon on Gene' Short Sermons over at entitled, "U. S. Troops Fighting For Communism?" I think you will see our reasoning. Additionally, the Government will have an interesting time hauling me into court with the new header and The Commuinst Menifesto as our witness against the Government. Gene.

Round Table Talk: Don't forget that we are to begin broadcasting on a web camera on Saturday at 9 p.m. CT, Lord willing. It will be called "Gene Chapman TV." The idea is to present 30 minutes with me talking live each night to you folks gathered around the camp. You are welcome to e-mail me with comments and questions that I may then address on the broadcast. (Oh no, I've now become that thing we all hate the most -- a televangelist.) ;-) Gene. Seriously, let's be praying about ways we can honor God with this opportunity to reach the world in a tv setting.

We are mmaking contacts with "The Nation Enquier" this afternoon.

Update: I just crossed over the Mississippi River into Natchez, Mississippi about 45 minutes ago. There was a fellow who took five pictures of me about to start up the bridge, and think some kids (20's) got video of me coming off the bridge. The crossing finished about 2 p.m. CT. Gene.

This is David Marsh reporting on behalf of Gene Chapman. I just spoke to Nita McCann of the Natchez Democrat, the newspaper in Netchez, Mississippi. I asked her if she had received the messages and e-mail from Fred Smart regarding Gene's march. She said they had, she also said they were very busy and a little short staffed. I told her that she could find information about Gene on his websites and also she could see copies of the articles they did in the Polk County Enterprise and the Town Talk newspapers. She said she would check them out. I will follow up with an e-mail. Anyone wishing to contact her or her paper can do so at this phone number and e-mail: 601-445-3554 (City Editor, Nita McCann) 601-445-3549 (Community Editor: Joan Grandy), Toll Free number: 1-888-878-9101, In God's time and wisdom will they cover the story.

Gene is Marching Into Natchez Mississippi

Gene called this morning to note that he will be marching from Ferriday Louisiana along route 61 into Natchez. The route is about 10-12 miles. He will be crossing the Mississippi River around mile 9.

We are following up with our contacts at local Natchez radio stations and newspapers.

Peace and God Bless,

Fred Smart

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Gene Chapman TV starts Sat. 7/19/2003 9pm-9:30pm CT. He will be broadcasting live via a web camera that Doug Kenline got for him through money donated by Gerald Klaas. The plan is to do 30 minutes each day and every day except Sundays. Tune into this Bat channel for more information and updates. Tentative

David Marsh reporting on behalf of Gene Chapman
Starting balance $580.76
No Deposits
$1.77 chapstick
$34.80 1 motel room
$4.57 breakfast
$13.64 1 evening meal including $2.00 tip
total expandatures $54.78
Ending balance $525.98

Good Morning Everyone: I'm about to check out of my motel room and head toward Ferriday, Louisiana. Fred, here are some contacts at The Natchez Democrat, the newspaper in Netchez, Mississippi, where we will be tomorrow. Your e-mail inbox is full, so I'm giving this to you here. 601-445-3554 (City Editor, Nita McCann),, 601-445-3549 (Community Editor: Joan Grandy),, Toll Free number: 1-888-878-9101, Perhaps you and David Marsh and/ or Doug Kenline could confrence cal them.


Tuesday, July 15, 2003

The Power of God: The woman who talked to me about her homosexuality today, made a point I feel I should expand on here.

She shared how that just looking at me made her want to break down and start crying. What she was experiencing is the power of God off my life, at that juncture in time. I can't tell you how humbling it is when someone tells you that your presense puts them under conviction to a point of wanting to cry. I'm glad to know my life is having a positive impact for the Lord, but I want everyone to understand that I am just flesh and blood. I could fail God 3 minutes from now and lose my testimony. I never attacked her sin; she knew and confessed it to me of her own free will. My life spoke to her under the hand of God and in the power of His Spirit. What is imperative is that we all stay focused on he whose testimony is not under the swayful power of the flesh.

The point I want to make is that God doesn't care about numbers in marches. God can make a rock praise Him or sweep the earth of all flesh with the wind of his nostrils. God cares about us being real and honest. It is this power of God on the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT that will change America. You don't need Gene Chapman to free America from TAX SIN. You need to do your own fasting. Do your own authentic walk with God, and God will "hear from heaven and heal our land" (II Chronicles 7:14). respectfully, Gene.

Recent Visitors from The Federal Government

Tue Jul 15 03 at 04:15:38 PM Yes
Direct Access

Tue Jul 15 03 at 03:48:23 PM Yes
Direct Access

Tue Jul 15 03 at 02:37:13 PM Yes

Thoughts: Today, I've come in contact with two people who have shared their homosexual lifestyle in talks with me. One, a black man in the parkinglot just now offered himself to me for money. Two, a woman earlier confessed to having horrible feelings about herself because of her lesbian life. I quickly turned down the man, but I think I should talk about the woman.

She is brain washed into thinking she is going to go to Hell when she dies because she can't stop the thoughts of wanting to be with a woman. I directed her to Ephesians 2:8-9. I explained to this hurting soul that we are not saved from hell based on what we do or do not do. Salvation is "not of yourselves," as Ephesians 2:8-9 conveys. It is "not of works." Yes, homosexuality is a signal to believers that something in that life is not quite right with the peace of God. But we are not to condemn these pain ridden people. We are to offer them light and hope in Christ Jesus. The woman at the well was not condemned by Jesus for her adultery; she was admonished: "Go and sin no more." I say to those in bondage to homosexuality, pornography, drunkeness, etc., like Jesus would, "Go and sin no more." We all know we will sin in the future on this earth, but as we look to the raised Jesus and the future prospect of eternal life with him in heaven, we will begin to purify ourselves, the Bible teaches.

I find cool showers, as opposed to warm baths, cuts down my lust issues. I come from a family of men who have tremendous sexual drives. The wives talk openly of the price of being married to us Chapman men. My experiments are to not only take cooler showers, but also to keep my eyes guarded from watching sexual images on television and looking too long at pretty girls. Fasting helps build the discipline to turn from the flesh for the spiritual benefits that clearly outweigh the other. But returning from a fast can give you lustful feelings that can put you over the edge, if you are not mindful of the issues. Gandhi wrote about his problem with lust at great length, and I would suggest him for practical instruction on lust issues. My conclusion: Have faith is Jesus to carry you, 'by faith alone," into the next life; don't concern yourself with daily sins sending you to hell; keep your eyes on the skys; learn what tactics keep your body holy before the Lord; talk about your concerns with Christian pastors, etc. Sexual issues bathe our country. If one person is offended by your line of questioning, just go to some pastor who isn't. respectfully, Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ.

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $298.91. Deposits: $35.00 (Prepaid motel by Tony), $28.00 (Norfed paper money from Tony), $270.00 (Fred Smart). Total Deposits: $333.00. Expenditures: ($4.41) breakfast, ($10.83) Pork chop evening meal plus $2.00 Norfed tip. Total Expenditures: $50.24. Ending Balance: $580.76. respectfully, Gene.

That Norfed money is great for tips. They like it, and it opens the door to talk about Norfed.

Update: Tony, the NORFED guy in Pineville, Louisiana just hauled me into Jonesville, Louisiana and paid for a motel room for me for tonight ($35.00). Thanks Tony. This morning, not 100 yards after leaving the rv at his nice home in Pineville, a Louisiana State Trooper stopped me on the street. I said to him, "That was quick," with a smile on my face. He did the regualr questioning. He took one of my 4 page fliers and asked alot of questions about how communism was influencing America. I think we may have a new reader on the blogs.

I stopped for about 30 minutes and spoke to a pastor of a little a Baptist Church on the route. He is building a new addition onto his church and also pastors in Monroe, Louisiana. I think I remember him telling me he used to ba a biker, and so he ministers to alot of regular people, prison inmates, etc. He and his local congragation have been praying about starting a Christian School; I handed him my 4 page flier, including the sermon, "God vs. The Tenth Plank of The Communist Manifesto." I smiled and said, "There is the answer to your prayers." I was illuding to the fact that Public Schools are the topic of that sermon and that God wants our children educated in the greenhouse of God, not the desert of State.

I made my way down the road a few more miles and had lunch on the grass. Someone called the Sheriff, so they came to see why I was resting my head, after my meal. I gave the deputy a copy of the flier and discussed the Communism we are fighting. He said he would make copies of the flier and pass them out at church.

Then, I ended up at a home of a notary public. She had several 35 to 45 year old daughters and friends eating under their car port. I sat there and was fed and refreshed for the next 2 hours. As many as 3 of them may join We The People. Fred has the contacts in his possession and spoke to the mother on the phone. They are all interested in We The People, as is Tony, who came and carried me in to Jonesville at 5 pm CT.

The Highway Patrol and Sheriff's Office will not let me camp in the area I was marching toward tonight. You see, the whole area (for 25 miles) is a swamp, with water on both sides of the road. They insisted that aligators, snakes, etc. would not leave me alone in the tent for the night. Oh well, I guess I'll have to suffer here in the motel room with my air conditioning tonight.

I actually feel freer to sit and talk to people when there is no rv to keep me paced for the TAX MARCH. Gandhi walked very slowly, house to house, when he did the SALT MARCH. I guess there is really no reason to hurry; We The People may double in size by the time I get to Washington D.C. at this pace.

I'll be marching to Ferriday, Louisiana tomorrow and on to Natchez, Mississippi the next day. respectfully, Gene.

This is David Marsh reporting on behalf of Gene. Looks like he has had some interesting visitors to his website. Here they are listed: (The Commodities Futures Trading Commission) (U.S. Dept. of Justice). Appears the Govt. or Govt. workers are busy keeping tabs on Gene. Let us keep him in our prayers to hope God is watching over him while he is on our march without any support with him right now. Let us hope and pray some drivers start showing up. All in God's time.

Here is the article printed in the Alexandria, La. newspaper, the Town Talk.

Man walking across U.S., claims tax system wrong

By Carita Jordan The Town Talk

LEESVILLE Gene Chapman stopped in central Louisiana on his tax
march across America to Washington, D.C. to share his message about this
nations unfair taxing system.

This former truck driver has a walking ministry, where he wears
dhoti-style garments similar to those worn by Mahatma Gandhi.
Chapmans goal of walking 20 miles each day is sometimes slowed when
he stops to share his story. But he says he makes each mile counts as he
spreads his message about how the Internal Revenue Service is unfairly
taxing Americans.

Chapman was featured on Thursday on radio station KJAE on Thursday in
Leesville where he explained his protest against the IRS.
(The government is) moving from a Judo-Christian way of taxing to a
Communist-Manifesto way of taxing, said the former truck driver.
(The government) have got us all on a treadmill.

Chapman's march on Washington is scheduled to be completed near Labor
Day. His effort is part of the We the People movement.

The self-proclaimed minister said the current method of taxation
isnt aligned with biblical teachings. He referenced Exodus 10:3, How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.

Chapman said he joined the movement against taxation in April in Austin, Texas.
Where is my tax liability in the law specifically? He factiously asked the IRS on the radio.

(The government is) turning the entire nation into a nation of renters, Chapman said about homeowners paying taxes on property they already own.

To track Chapman progress or to learn more about the tax protest, log on

Carita Jordan: 487-6329;

Round Table Talk: NO one showed up on the 14th day waiting for a driver, so we are on foot this morning. We're off to Jonesville, 50 miles away. I should arrive there in two or three days, unless a driver is nearbye. Then, we'll be in Natchez, Mississippi the day or two after that. respectfully, Gene.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Doug Kenline has a contact on the right side of this site for help in setting up a blog for yourself. Gene.

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $614.72. No Deposits. Expenditures: ($75.00) emergency cell phone, ($11.37) breakfast and lunch, ($73.75) back pack and camping materials, ($38.84) 1 motel room, ($25.28) copies of news articles, ($72.17) sleeping bag, tent and misc. camping materials, ($19.40) food to carry in back pack. Total Expenditures: ($315.81). Ending Balance: $298.91. respectfully, Gene.

Tony, the man in Pineville, Louisiana, where we are to park the rv tomorrow, told Fred and me on the phone just now that the next 50 miles to Jonesville, Louisiana have nothing but open ground -- no motels or rv parks. This could get interesting. Tune in tomorrow -- same bat time, same bat channel. Gene.

Goodness! I spent $315 today to put all this whole foot march together. We have $300 left in the TAX MARCH account for now. I'll do an update tonight in the Daily Financial Report. The 911 cell phone was $75. The camping material was $150. Add on the cost of being in Alexandria today, and you get to $315 pretty quick. But I'm ready for a good walk tomorrow. It looks like 14 miles past Pineville to the next town: Holloway. I hope they have a motel, or we may get to use the tent quicker than I'd like. The tent is blue and yellow. It's not much to look at, but it's cover, if things get wet at night. Gene.

Update: Just about everything has been purchased for the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON to resume tomorrow morning on foot from here in the Alexandria, Louisiana area. Total costs for the sleeping bag, back pack, flash lights, canteens, etc., were right at $150. The emergency cell phone that Irwin Schiff donated for was $75.

The TAX MARCH continues to build awareness, both in the press and in the movement, as well. A county coordinator was born this morning for We The People Congress, after Fred and I got on the phone with him. He will be running St. Bernard's Parish, ten minutes outside of New Orleans. That's a state coordinator and a county coordinator that have now come out of the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

We also know that the article in the July 4, 2003 edition of the Alexandria newspaper brought in several hundred hits on, and it wasn't even the site listed in the article. We The People got a mention in the article too. I expect Irwin Schiff, Joe Banister,, Thurston Bell -- everybody -- got some traffic out of that story. It had 38,000 readers across Louisiana on a holiday.


Gene Chapman


Update: Mike Boudine volunteered to Fred and I on the phone this morning that he will talk to Bob Schultz asap about running our news articles on the national We The People web site. That would be a good lick for the overall movement, I think. The more links we build between the groups and activities, the more the TAX HONESTY movement will blossom, nationally. Gene.

Update: I'm back from the Alexandria, Louisiana Mall, where I picked up the 911 Cell Phone Irwin Schiff Paid for. It was $75 for a prepaid phone. The back pack and a canteen was $73. The TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON will continue tomorrow in the am from Pineville, Louisiana, eastward. Gene.

Update: We just signed up a man for the We The People county coordinators job in the New Orleans regional area -- St. Bernard's Parish. That makes a state coordinator and a county coordinator that have come out of the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON. Thank you, Lord.

I'm off to buy a cell phone, etc. Gene.

Update: It looks like we made the "Stanley Scoop" twice today. Gene. Thanks Rick.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

You fine folks at Google and the other search engines, who are putting in links to our sites, here are some key words: Property rights, The Communist Manifesto, Home Schooling, TAX HONESTY, TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT, Polk County Enterprise news article, Giddings, Texas news article, Austin American Statesman new article, Internal Revenue Serivce Abolition, Pro Excise Tax Groups, Excise Tax, Car Taxes, Real Estate Taxes, Labor Taxes, Social Security, Medicare, Madicade, AARP, Tax Policy, Biblical Tax Policy,
The Town Talk (Alexandria/ Pineville, LA) news article, Mahatma Gandhi, Christian Ministry, LET MY PEOPLE GO,, TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON, WE THE PEOPLE CONGRESS, Irwin Schiff, Joe Banister,, thurston bell, larkin rose,, Congressman Mike Burgess, Senator Kay Bailey Huchison.

Thanks, Gene.

Round Table Talk: Tomorrow, I'll be buying a prepaid cell phone from Sprint, after a phone conference with Fred Smart, Doug Kenline and myself, tonight. This will be the cheapest way to go for an emergency phone. We just don't have the money to be buying fancy $300 phones with all the extras, given our financial vulnerability in the TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

I've asked for some little note of how much money has been raised for the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund, so we know how much more needs to be raised to get to the $100,000 goal that they asked for on his site. We're all happy to give, but nobody is getting any news on his situation. We need news to promote the fund raising, it's pretty well agreed. To date, $1,400 has been pleged from the webathon we did here on And two other TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT leaders approached their contacts after joining in our fund raising effort. So I'm very pleased that we were able to contribute from here.

Doug Kenline will be coming out to Pineville, Louisiana to pick up the rv when I get nearer to Atlanta, Georgia, where Doung will be my driver. I have a driver follow me in the rv, as I march on Washington, when possible.

I'll also be buying a back pack and a bed roll tomorrow, as the march will go on foot for the next few states, it appears. respectfully, Gene.

Daily Financial Report: Starting Balance: $633.55. Total Deposits: $31.00. Expenditures: ($41.62) 1 motel room, ($4.95) i evening meal at Taco Bell, ($3.26) 1 breakfast at grocery store. Total Expenditures: ($49.83). Ending Balance: $614.72. respectfully, Gene.

I've just been reading some of "The Communist Manifesto." It reads like some kid fresh out of high school is laying out his plans for becoming the next Bill Gates. It should be entitled, "How I Can Rule the World." It has no human touch. It has no concept of love and beauty. It is only about production, but for what end? And there is the failure of communism. It is a book, motivated by the zeal that all young men feel when young. But then these young men mature and realize that the touch of authenticity and purpose is missing from their lives. Just as Bill Gates made his fortune in production, he, at the latter end, realized that successful production without benefitting your fellow man with a loving touch means little. Communism is about greed for those on the top, not about sharing a loving world. It's all very sad stuff. Gene.

Round Table Talk: Let's talk this over with the Libertarian Party in Austin, Texas, where the whole thing started, to find out the rules of running for United States Congress.

Round Table Talk: Wouldn't it be appropriate to announce a run for the 26th United States Congressional seat in Texas, just after completing a 1,600 mile TAX MARCH ON WASHINGTON? Then I could march 1,600 miles back to Denton, Texas to start the campaign. Interesting.

If elected, I would blog each day to explain my expenditures for my office. And I would also blog my votes and expenditures that I made for the people of The United States each day. I like it so far. Gene.

Round Table Talk: I'm a very curious person, and I feel this is the place to express my curiosity. What would happen were I to run for United States Congress against Congressman Mike Burgess in Texas' 26th District? I would have an opportunity to vent the great frustration I've had in getting his office to deal with me before his voters. It would allow coverage of the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT in greater detail in Denton County, Texas. I could challenge his flat tax proposals as being inconsistent with Biblical teaching (ie. The Bible teaches the tithe is an increase from assets, not on assets like labor, real estate, vehicles, etc.).

I can run, as a matter of conscience and practicality, neither as a Republican nor Democrat. That makes me either a Libertarian or an Independent.

It would demand participation from those who read this site on a regular basis and feel a connectedness with my effort.

My clothing could be both an asset to put me strongly in the minds of the voters as well as a detraction to be scorned by the less educated.

Any Ideas? Just musing. Gene.

"Then Are The Children Free!"

In our examination of Scripture for today, Jesus talks with Peter during an effort by the tax collector to get tax money from the Son of God. In Matthew 17:24-26 we read, "And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute [(ie. tribute: Greek word -- didrachmon, a double drachma)] money came to Peter, and said, Doth your master pay tribute? (vs. 25) He sayeth, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom [(ie. custom: Greek word -- telos: an impost or levy)] or tribute? of their own children? or of strangers? (vs. 26) Peter sayeth unto him, Of strangers. Jesus sayeth unto him, Then are the children free."

Notice that the custom of the day, according to the discussion was that "strangers" (vs. 25) were the ones taxed. A 'stanger' here is the Greek word, allotrois. This word means, "foreign" or "not akin." If you notice the geographical location of Isreal, it doesn't take long to realize that the country is at the center of land trade routes between three continents -- Africa, Europe and Asia. Solomon made much of his great wealth on these tolls and excise taxes on foreign travellers and/ or traded goods that were imposed upon the traders (strangers) who crossed Isreal during his time, and these foreign travelling businessmen were still crossing the Holy Land in the time of Jesus and the apostles. And so in Matthew 17:26, Jesus tells Peter that he was wrong to tell the tax collectors that Jesus paid tolls and excise taxes to cross Israel.

These were tolls on foreign travellers and excise taxes on goods that were being taken in Matthew 17. And so Jesus rightly said to Peter in verse 26, "Then are the children free."

The question I was asking of the IRS and DOJ in Austin, Texas, during the Austin Death Fast was in the same line: "Where is my tax liability in the law?" If I am legally taxable, then tax me. I'll pay it. But if I am not taxed under law, "Then are the children free."

But Jesus then shocks us all in Matthew 17:27. "Lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: take that and give unto them for me and thee." Jesus tells Peter to go get some money to cover the toll out of the mouth of a fish. Christ's primary concern, above legality, was that the tax collectors not be offended from Christ. We must make sure that we do not offend either, if at all possible.

This is why you constantly hear me telling the Government to take everything I own. I'm not out to offend them. They can have every dime I've ever earned. If America were not a Christian Republic, I'd probably pay the taxes they want from me, eventhough they are illegally imposed, as the entire tax code is at the very least "void for vaigness."

And in America, unlike Isreal in the time of Jesus, We The People are We The Caesars, as I discussed in my sermon, "Who Is Caesar?" Here in America, I have an obligation to rule collectively with the other 290 million Americans over my government, in 'equity' (Proverbs 11:1, Psalm 99:4), under the hand of God, in this unique form of "Christian Republic," as Benjamin Franklin called it. If I get to court, I'm not gonna fight to stay out of prison. I want to go to jail for as long as possible, for my time in jail becomes a testament against immoral governance. Thus, I do my duty to be Caesar in America from a prison cell. In or out of prison, I am Caesar, and I will rule my nation according to the voice God grants me. I pray you other Caesars will do your duty to rule, as well.

Most respectfully,

Gene Chapman, Minister of Christ

Update: A high quality back pack will be $50.00, I find. Gene.

Update: Monday, I'll be buying a phone here in Alexandria, Louisiana, to carry with me on foot, as I leave the rv in Pineville, Louisiana, and continue toward Washington D.C. The deal I'm looking at is a phone for $75 and a prepay plan for $0.135 per minute through Sprint. If you have a better phone plan in mind that we can get here in town, please speak before Monday morning at 9 am or forever hold your peace. Gene. I look forward to ideas on this.

Update: It looks like we'll be parking the rv Tuesday, from all indications, and I'll be going to Washington on foot from there. Well, atleast until I get to the Atlanta area. We supposedly have willing drivers from there to D.C. Doug Kenline and David Marsh are two I'm aware of. Gene.

Please don't forget to donate to the Dick Simkanin Legal Defense Fund. We have one pledge of $1 to this fund per day for every day I actually, foot to pavement, march. Let me know of your plege to Dick's fund. You can be anonymous. 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

Responding to Paul's e-mail:

Hi Paul,

Thanks for all the brain storming. I used to be a Driver Advisor to the President of J. B. Hunt Transport, and I can tell you that the way you are approaching this matter is just the kind of thing that is greatly appreciated by people who make big decisions, like Kirk Thompson. They call it, "cutting up the water mellon," in a board room. The idea is to get the problem cut down to managable sizes, so people can swallow pieces until the whole water mellon is eaten (ie. whole problem is resolved).

To address your proposal, I am not in contact with 350,000 people in the TAX HONESTY MOVEMENT. I am in contact with a few thousand at best, and that may be a stretch. When I'm on the web daily, we get maybe 300 or 400 hits, tops. When I'm gone for a few days, it drops to 150 sometimes, so please don't get the idea that I'm communicating with the whole movement directly. My understanding is the We The People Congress has about 53,000 contacts. Irwin Schiff may have made 300,000 contacts over the years. That is where I'm coming from.

Concerning the building of an official church/ religious movement for the Government to play with, I have no desire to walk in the Government's pathway, set up for us to follow their rules on ministries for a couple of reasons. One, I like decentralized financial arrangements in what we are trying to do. And, two, I want the Govenment to arrest me and lock me up as long as possible. You see, filling the jails with honorable people is the only way I feel we are gonna resolve the tax issues in America. And I want neither a big stash of cash for the Government to steal at some point, nor do I want to play by their rules.

Just the other day, I was on the phone with Fred Smart and a man in a movement who saw that $80 million organization raped of its assets in a day by the Government. I want no possessions. This was the strength of Gandhi; The British could not destroy him because he had nothing but his life to be taken from him. And if they killed him, he became a martyr. So what could they do but hear him? No, my voice is all I have to offer and all I desire to leave in this world. If I can direct a few people to direct payment to a worthy cause here and there, I've done my calling. I need no buildings with my name on them to be happy. And I need no possessions that can rust and be corrupted in this world.

I took a vow of simplicity about two years ago. I am contemplating a vow of poverty and celibacy for the future, just as Gandhi did. There is no need for me to possess or run anything that has great possessions on hand. My presumed weakness is my strength.

Imagine how the Government will play with We The People Congress and its legal defense fund, if they choose. We are fighting Communism in our own Government. And Communism doesn't care about the rule of law when doing its longterm mission. It sweeps the rights of the individual to the side for what it thinks to be the greater good -- total domination of the country. Any person or organization which thinks it will 'build bigger barns' (Luke 12:18) in a Communist system, such as the one we are fighting in America, will be sadly destroyed in the future, based on all my studies. Our strength is in the character of our people and their willingness to suffer in prison, in my humble opinion.


Gene Chapman

P.S. Remember that the Government, taking away the incentive to work beyond that needed to live, is why Communist Russia fell. Without the right to enjoy the 'fruits of our labor' (Proverbs 31:31 and Eccl. 3:13), society falls apart. The right to possess wealth is part of liberty.

Hi Gene,

I was thinking, Mr. Simkanin still needs $98,800 taking into account the $1200 raised so far. If you could get 5000 people to give $20, you will have exceeded the goal. You need $20 from 4940 people to reach it. You said before that there are some 350,000 worldwide in the movement. If that is true, 5000 people is less than 1.5% of entire movement, and should not be hard to acheive, if you are getting the amount of hits I think you probably are. (feel free to check my math) I would also add that $20 is easier to get and doesn't require the commitment of future events. Also, while it seems obvious that even if someone doesn't have $20 they could send 5 or 10, many people will not think in those terms unless you point it out to them. 5's and 10's add up, and again they are much easier to get. I, personally, plan to send him $100 in the future, to match yours, but cannot commit to that now. However, I can commit to say $20. You see my point? Perhaps, it would also be better if you had the donations sent to you and then foward them to the defense fund daily, weekly, or whatever. People will be more motivated to give if they can see a running total. Don't ask me why, it just seems to be the case. I guess it helps them to see that they are not alone and/or that their donations are actually making a difference. Either way, in the present situation, you have no way to provide that. Not acurately anyway, some people may perhaps make anonymous donations to the fund, but be reluctant to email you and say so for obvious reasons. While I conceed that it really doesn't matter because the purpose is served anyway, people don't get to see an accurate dipiction of what's happening. For instance someone could have already made a huge donation that is reluctant to email you as I was saying before. For those, and maybe some other reasons, I think it would help for some people to see a running total. The way I see it, thousands of Telethons can't be wrong, and in every one I have ever seen, they always have the running total showing, at least periodically.

Another thing I have been meaning to point out to you, which you may already know, is that, as a "Church", Let My People Go would be automatically relieved of the requirement of filing income taxes, and you as a preacher, minister, deacon, or any other title would be free to take donations, "love gifts," from anyone without fear of government intervention. Of course so would the church, and, you as a preacher etc. would be free from filing and paying taxes unless the "church" paid you a cash salary. As a ministry, which you have, even if you don't have a "church", the same rules apply, except Let My People Go would have to file a general accounting form of the money it took in and how it was used. I might still recommend keeping much of it on hand in cash or metal just in case, but legally they would not be able to touch you or Let my people go. I realize the whole thing of registering the Church/Ministry with the IRS kind of goes against the point of movement, but it gives an undisputably legal way to solicit donations and spread the word. Religous organizations have to stay out of politics, but this movement is not political,and besides, the worst that could happen is you end up back were you are now. Incidentally, those donations would also be tax deductable, in case the person giving the money isn't quite sure yet, and is still paying taxes. By the way, if you don't understand what I am talking about, let me know. Otherwise, I would like to hear your thoughts on the idea(s), you can email them to me, or just post them on the blog.